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How Microglia Chomp Paths Through the Brain's Scaffolding To Promote Plasticity

News   Jul 07, 2020 | Original story from UCSF

 
How Microglia Chomp Paths Through the Brain's Scaffolding To Promote Plasticity

Microglia, the predominant immune cells within the brain, engulf and remodel the extracellular matrix surrounding dendrites in the hippocampus, promoting synapseplasticity and the precise consolidation of long-term memories. Credit: Phi Nguyen, Lynsey Hamilton/UCSF

 
 
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