A review article was published last month, covering evidence suggesting that the body’s innate immune system may be involved in neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease, associated with a cascade of progressive damage to brain cells. Further details are provided in the following critical appraisal of news headlines:
Immune system ‘plays a role in dementia’. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, May 13th 2016.
This relates to:
Richards, RI. Robertson, SA. [and] O’Keefe, LV. [et al] (2016). The enemy within: innate surveillance-mediated cell death, the common mechanism of neurodegenerative disease. Frontiers in Neuroscience. May 10th 2016, Vol.10, pp.193. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).