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Innate immune memory – microglia as key players

Memory is the process of storing and retrieving information. In human beings, the brain is the central storage organ, and it is equipped with the neuronal system: the basis for processing memories. But the brain is not the only place with a memory; in our bodies,... click to read more

  • Karoline Degenhardt | PhD Student at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Tübingen, Department of Cellular Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tübingen
  • Ann-Christin Wendeln | PhD Student at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Tübingen; Department of Cellular Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tübingen
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Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 19, 2018
Could our gut’s microbes be the guardians of our brain’s health?

In the same way as our genome contains the collection of all of our genes, we call microbiome the collection of microorganisms that have settled in our organism. Over the past decades, the gut microbiome, in particular, has been shown to affect our physical health:... click to read more

  • Margot Riggi | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Section of Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 10, 2018
The power of our adaptive immunity against Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the fears that arise with aging is being afflicted with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (simply ”Alzheimer” from now onwards) is the most common type of dementia worldwide, representing up to 60% of total cases of dementia in western countries. Alzheimer is a serious world-health... click to read more

  • Daniele Guido | PhD student at Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 10, 2017