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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