NIH-supported study shows how immune cells change wiring of the developing mouse brain

NIH-supported study shows how immune cells change wiring of the developing mouse brain
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS) | News Articles

A microglial cell in the mature mouse brain Researchers show how immune cells in the brain target and remove unused connections, or synapses, between neurons during normal development. Immune cells known as microglia respond to neuronal activity to select synapses to prune, and eliminate synapses in the way that bacterial cells or other pathogenic debris are eliminated.
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