• In neurodegenerative diseases, brain immune cells have a 'ravenous appetite' for sugar

    10 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    At the beginning of neurodegenerative disease, the immune cells of the brain - the 'microglia' - take up glucose, a sugar molecule, to a much greater extent than hitherto assumed. These results are of great significance for the interpretation of brain scans depicting the distribution of glucose in the brain. Furthermore, such image-based data could potentially serve as a biomarker to non-invasively capture the response of microglia to therapeutic interventions in people with dementia.
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  • Immune Cells of the Brain Crave Sugar During Neurodegeneration

    Immune Cells of the Brain Crave Sugar During Neurodegeneration

    10 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Immune cells of the brain called the "microglia" consume a voracious amount of glucose during the advent of neurodegenerative diseases.
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