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Memes, Mothers, and Inflammation: NOVA Next Week in Review

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Neuroscientists are torn over whether inflammation—a natural immune response—is causing a vast number of brain diseases. NOVA’s director of digital media, Lauren Aguirre,

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Microglia, stained here in green, are a specialized part of the brain's immune system.

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