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NEW YORK – A team led by investigators at Stanford University has used single-cell transcriptomics to untangle changing brain and immune cell interactions in aging mouse brains.

"The textbooks say that immune cells can't easily get into the healthy brain, and that's largely true," senior and corresponding author Anne Brunet, a genetics and aging biology researcher at Stanford, said in a statement. "But we've shown that not only do they get into otherwise healthy aging brains — including human brains — but they reach the very part of the brain where new neurons arise."

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