News-Medical: Powerful imaging technique sheds light on how the brain responds to vascular injury

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Pericytes, a little-understood type of cell on the brain’s blood vessels, grow into the empty space left when neighboring pericytes die, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in a January 2nd, 2018 article in Cell Reports. Such growth is a kind of brain plasticity that might be harnessed to fight age-related vascular disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. (January 4, 2018)

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