McGill University News - microglia https://mcgill.ca/channels/news_feeds/all/term/microglia/rss?term_node_tid_depth= en Attack! Silent watchmen charge to defend the nervous system https://mcgill.ca/channels/news/attack-silent-watchmen-charge-defend-nervous-system-218536 <p>In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.&nbsp; Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-category"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Category:&nbsp;</div> mni </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-contact"><legend>Contact</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-person-name"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Person&#039;s Name:&nbsp;</div> Anita Kar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization-name"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Organization Name:&nbsp;</div> The Neuro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-email"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Email:&nbsp;</div> <a href="mailto:anita.kar@mcgill.ca">anita.kar@mcgill.ca</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-work-phone"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Work Phone:&nbsp;</div> 5143983376 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="1200" height="909" title="Microglia" alt="Microglia" src="https://mcgill.ca/channels/sites/mcgill.ca.channels/files/channels/image/218536_microglia-drawing-final-eng.jpg?0" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-source-site"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source Site:&nbsp;</div> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/channels-contribute">Source Site</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Published Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2012-10-15 08:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://mcgill.ca/channels/news/attack-silent-watchmen-charge-defend-nervous-system-218536" target="_blank">read more</a></p> brain Development epilepsy External Faculty Gene immune response injury microglia neurological neurological disease pathology Staff Students trauma Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:55:57 +0000 McGill University 87741 at https://mcgill.ca/channels