The area of a brain lacking Mer and Axl that Salk scientists call the ‘trail of death

Image credit: Salk Institute


Even when the body has reached the peak of development, there are certain regions of the brain where neurons continue to grow. In order to keep these areas neat and clean, the brain recruits immune cells uniquely designed to clear out the dead and dying cells in the brain. Read More

(Source: https://www.labroots.com/trending/immunology/2833/managing-microglia-treating-neurodegenerative-disease)

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