JNeurosci: Highlights From the October 12 Issue

Check out these newsworthy studies from the October 12, 2016, issue of JNeurosci. Media interested in obtaining the full text of the studies should contact media@sfn.org. Insulin May Prevent Inflammation and Improve Neurocognitive Function in HIV The HIV virus can cause problems with memory, motor function, and behavior, and HIV patients with Type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing these neurocognitive disorders. The virus may exert these effects by infecting and activating the central nervous system’s primary immune cells, microglia. In a new study, researchers find insulin treatment blocks the expression of inflammatory genes, inhibits HIV replication, and prevents neurotoxicity in microglia from people with HIV. They also find insulin treatment delivered intranasally improves neurocognitive function in cats with feline immunodeficiency virus. Corresponding author: Christopher Power,…


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