Elevated levels of TREM2 in monocytes linked to Alzheimer’s development

Written by Alice Weatherston

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MA, USA) have this week published a new study which may help to unravel the role of the immune system in Alzheimer’s disease. The team hope that the findings, which were published in Nature Neuroscience, could help to inform the development of future therapeutics and prediction strategies for the disease. “There’s an emerging theme in Alzheimer’s genetics that the immune system may be strongly involved in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease,” commented Philip De Jager (Brigham and Women’s Hospital). Under the lead of De Jager, the study group looked to investigate the link between...

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