Glia Brain Cells May Open Door to Treatment Strategy

Glia Brain Cells May Open Door to Treatment Strategy

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Glia Brain Cells May Open Door to Treatment Strategy

Brain cells called glia work to protect the brain from damage in Huntington’s disease by reducing the expression of genes involved in maintaining connections between nerve cells, a new study indicates. The findings suggest that targeting glia could be a useful strategy for Huntington’s treatment, and also highlight that not all changes in the brain that occur in Huntington’s are driving the disease. The study, “Downregulation of glial genes involved in synaptic function mitigates Huntington’s…

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