Broadening out the traditional view of neurodegenerative disease as a disorder of misfolded proteins to encompass the multicellular environment surrounding degenerating neurons. Research examining the complex interactions between cells of the brain, immune system and blood vessels that make up the ‘neurogliovascular unit’.

Image: CC-BY McCulloch, Laura. (2019). Supplementary Figures: Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist treatment in acute ischaemic stroke does not alter systemic markers of anti-microbial defence, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. UK Dementia Research Institute.

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