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The steady accumulation of a protein in healthy, aging brains may explain seniors' vulnerability to neurodegenerative disorders.
Antibodies â€” warrior proteins the immune system makes to defend the body against invading pathogens such as viruses and bacteria â€” have a gentler side nobody knew about until now: They function not only as soldiers but also as nurses.
Scientists have now identified a molecular master switch that catalyzes these cells' transition to mature, myelin-making mavens.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a key molecular player in guiding the formation of synapses â€” the all-important connections between nerve cells â€” in the brain.
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