New breakthrough in understanding cause of rare childhood brain disorders: University of Sheffield researchers – Express Healthcare

Leukodystrophies are group of rare neurological diseases that cause severe physical, mental disabilities in children

A new breakthrough in understanding the cause of rare childhood brain disorders has been made by researchers at the University of Sheffield.

The discovery by academics from the University’s Neuroscience Institute and Bateson Centre has revealed that defective immune cells in the brain called microglia contribute to the development of leukodystrophies.

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