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    Jul 21, 2015 | RedOrbit

    Inflammatory, iron-rich cells have been found in post-mortem tissue from the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, and the discovery could lead to a new method of diagnosing and monitoring the progress of the neurodegenerative condition, according to a new study. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Neurobiology of Aging , researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine explained that they were found iron in specialized scavenger cells known as microglia in a specific regions of the hippocampus of these Alzheimer's patients.

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