19 August 2016
Vol 353, Issue 6301

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COVER Resident immune cells in the brain, called microglia (purple), interact with neurons (yellow). The field of neuroimmunology has captivated a growing number of researchers as connections emerge between the body's defenses and the central nervous system. Immune cells in the brain play a role in many diseases but are also increasingly seen as central to normal brain development and function. See page 760.
Illustration: Valerie Altounian/Science