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Scientists discover gene signature responsible for plaque-eating microglia in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by the build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain. Microglia, the immune sentinels of the brain, are not only responsible for eliminating foreign invaders, but also maintaining brain homeostasis by clearing toxic waste such as the amyloid plaques.

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