Immune System

Immune System

Pregnancy May Alter Brain’s Immune Function

During pregnancy and for some time after giving birth, a woman’s immune response in the brain may be tuned down, a new study in rats suggests.

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Brain Cells

Microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord, are a first-line defense against infection in the central nervous system. But the immune cells play more than a protective role—they also help shape developing neural circuits.

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Creative concept of the brain

A new method of capturing and analyzing images of the brain, described June 16 in the journal Cell, lets scientists see exactly which neurons fire throughout the brain of a mouse at

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A new method of capturing and analyzing images of the brain, described June 16 in the journal Cell, lets scientists see exactly which neurons fire throughout the brain of a mouse at

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Most pregnant mothers will go to great lengths to avoid being sick, and science suggests that their concerns may be well founded.

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