Scientists have discovered a previously undocumented group of immune cells that interact with the nervous system to play a key role in obesity. They suggest that the breakthrough may lead to new targets for obesity treatments. The researchers – led by Ana Domingos, Ph.D., from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal – describe the new immune cells, which they call sympathetic neuron-associated macrophages (SAMs), in a new paper published in the journal Nature Medicine. (October 10, 2017)
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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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