Beyond brain cells in neurodegeneration

Neurones aren’t the be-all and end-all in neurodegenerative disease – and neither is the brain, the Australasian Neuroscience Society 2018 conference was told. Delivering the inaugural Elspeth McLachlan Plenary Lecture, Professor Glenda Halliday said peripheral blood cells such as monocytes and even the gut microbiome were integral to the process of neurodegeneration. She told the ...

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