Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or “invasion” — it summons immune system cells and agents to repair the damage or deal with the “aggressor.” But sometimes the inflammation response can be too strong and cause harm. A brain inflammation mechanism may explain why some patients experience residual disability after stroke.

In the brain, inflammation occurs when there is a stroke, or with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Now researchers have discovered some new clues about inflammation in the brain that could lead to new treatments.

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