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  1. SNT Gatchaman

    Mapping microglia and astrocyte activation in vivo using diffusion MRI (Garcia-Hernandez et al, 2022)

    Mapping microglia and astrocyte activation in vivo using diffusion MRI Raquel Garcia-Hernandez, Antonio Cerdán Cerdá, Alejandro Trouve Carpena, Mark Drakesmith, Kristin Koller, Derek K Jones, Santiago Canals, Silvia De Santis While glia are increasingly implicated in the pathophysiology of...
  2. leokitten

    Recent Developments in TSPO PET Imaging as A Biomarker of Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Disorders (2019) Werry et al

    An interesting read given the past TSPO-PET neuroinflammation studies on ME using first generation [11C]PK-11195 and now more recently second generation [11C]DPA-713, the pros/cons and limitations of these radioligands, and the development of novel third generation ligands. Recent Developments...
  3. leokitten

    An Inflammation-Centric View of Neurological Disease: Beyond the Neuron (2018) Skaper et al

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871676/ Inflammation is a complex biological response fundamental to how the body deals with injury and infection to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury and effect repair. Unlike a normally beneficial acute inflammatory response, chronic...