Targeting Astrocyte Brain Cells That Turn Toxic Could Help Treat Huntington’s, Other Diseases
Jan 24, 2017 08:37 am | Özge Özkaya, PhD
A subtype of brain cells called astrocytes could be contributing to the death of neurons in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease (HD), according to a new study published in the leading scientific journal Nature.
This new finding presented in a report titled “Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes are induced by activated microglia” is important because it provides opportunities for scientists to develop new treatment approaches to treat Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
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