Immune Cells Key to Brain Health

Immune Cells Key to Brain Health

A study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has identified immune cells as crucial players in maintaining brain health. These cells, known as microglia and astrocytes, play roles in regulating inflammation and supporting neural function. Dysregulation of these immune cells has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The study found that astrocytes are essential for maintaining the blood-brain barrier’s integrity, crucial for protecting the brain from harmful substances. Understanding the roles of these immune cells could lead to new therapeutic strategies for treating brain disorders and promoting brain health.


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.