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Janus-faced microglia: beneficial and detrimental consequences of microglial phagocytosis
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2013-01)
Microglia are the resident brain macrophages and they have been traditionally studied as orchestrators of the brain inflammatory response during infections and disease. In addition, microglia has a more benign, less explored ...
Never-resting microglia: physiological roles in the healthy brain and pathological implications
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2014-08-15)
Microglia are largely known as the major orchestrators of the brain inflammatory response. As such, they have been traditionally studied in various contexts of disease, where their activation has been assumed to induce a ...
From the Cajal alumni Achucarro and Rio-Hortega to the rediscovery of never-resting microglia
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2015-04-14)
Under the guidance of Ramon y Cajal, a plethora of students flourished and began to apply his silver impregnation methods to study brain cells other than neurons: the neuroglia. In the first decades of the twentieth century, ...