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Immune cells in the brain play key role in relationship between gut microbes and b-amyloid deposits

New research from the University of Chicago points to microglia, key immune cells in the brain, as a key mediator in the relationship between the gut microbiome and b-amyloid deposits in male mice in a model of Alzheimer’s disease. The results, published on December 2 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, indicate that the brain’s immune cells and their connection to our gut microbes may be an important target for preventing and treating dementia in human patients.