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We are trying to understand the biology of CTE at the most intimate level possible, the level of cells and molecules. The last entry dealt with the tau protein and its role in mediating closed-head neural damage. In this installment, let’s consider the role of microglial cells, a little wisp of a cell type with a great big job.
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
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