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Justin Ichida explores Alzheimer’s disease, with support from the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation

Microglia (Image by Valerie Hennes/Ichida Lab)

About 15 percent of the cells in our brains are scavengers—roving immune cells known as microglia that remove infectious agents, damaged neurons and plaques. USC Stem Cell scientist Justin Ichida is taking a close look at the role of microglia in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, with support from a $100,000 gift from the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation.

To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/2017/05/23/usc-stem-cell-scientist-justin-ichida-explores-alzheimers-disease-with-support-from-the-john-douglas-french-foundation.

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