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September 28, 2023

Mendiola Lab Opens October 1, 2023 at UC San Diego

The lab is currently recruiting graduate students and senior research associates as soon as possible. Please follow this link to learn more and apply.

June 8, 2023
Gladstone Institutes

Revealing How Blood Triggers Brain Disease

In patients with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, immune cells in the brain known as microglia that normally fulfill beneficial functions become harmful to neurons, leading to cognitive dysfunction and motor impairment. These harmful immune cells may also contribute to age-related cognitive decline in people without dementia.

For some time, scientists have been trying to better understand the triggers responsible for turning good microglia bad, and their exact contribution during disease. If they could identify what makes microglia toxic, they could find new ways to treat neurological diseases.