About The Author

Tamir Ben-Hur is a professor at Hadassah Medical Center in the Department of Neurology. his research focuses on steam cells, Neuroimmunology, Multiple sclerosis, Nerve system regeneration, Retinoblastoma, Histiocytosis, Malignant tumors in young children.

Stem Cells Of The Brain: Important Players In Alzheimer’s Disease

The development of Alzheimer’s disease has been attributed to the deposition of an abnormal protein called beta-amyloid in the brain, which ignites a series of pathologic events that culminate in brain atrophy and memory loss. Amyloid deposition induces pathologic alterations in the supporting glial cells of the brain, called astrocytes and microglia. These cells that