Read about what excited our writers about neuroscience this year.
Much ado about microglia
Microglia are the brain’s immune cells, but what do they do when they’re not hunting down foreign bacteria or munching on debris in the brain? Can they even influence how you sleep?
What can cause our brains to forget?
Recent research suggests microglia, the immune cells in your brain, are responsible for forgetting memories.
More than a bug bite
Zika and West Nile viruses cause cognitive problems when immune cells team up
How do cancer treatments cause thinking and memory problems?