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Schizophrenia vs. Immune System Activation: Cellular Signatures & Genetic Analysis (2023 Study)

Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a complex psychiatric disorder that affects millions worldwide, with symptoms ranging from hallucinations to disorganized thinking. Research into the causative factors of SCZ has expanded into the realm of immunology, examining how immune system interactions with the brain might influence the development and progression of the disorder. A recent comprehensive study using …

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Alzheimer’s Disease, Microglia, & Environmental Risk Factors (2024 Evidence)

Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating neurodegenerative condition, is influenced significantly by a blend of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. New research focuses on environmental risk factors and microglia (the brain’s immune cells) for Alzheimer’s development. Highlights: Alzheimer’s Disease and Microglia: Alzheimer’s is characterized by cognitive decline, and microglia play a crucial role in its pathogenesis, acting …

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