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In a large cohort of Japanese patients with CIDP, Miura et al. identify 13 individuals with IgG4 antibodies against the axonal adhesion molecule, contactin-1, the majority of whom respond well to corticosteroids.
 
Isobe et al. genotype 803 African Americans with multiple sclerosis and 1,516 controls, revealing shared genetic contributions to risk across ancestral groups. 
 
Maphis et al. provide direct evidence that reactive microglia are sufficient to drive hyperphosphorylation and aggregation of tau, and show that microglial activation correlates with the spread of tau pathology in mice.

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