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Microglial Cells and Photoreceptors

Microglia, a type of nervous system cell previously suspected to cause retinal damage, have been shown to be beneficial in slowing prion disease progression in the brain, and now in retina. In this image, microglial cells (green) are engulfing and eliminating prion-damaged photoreceptors (red), which appears to slow retinal degeneration.


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Credit: James F. Striebel, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

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Uploaded on March 28, 2019