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Missing link between brain and immune system

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Missing link between brain and immune system

Postby Starfish77 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:24 pm

"In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer's disease to multiple sclerosis."

this is the article
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-06-l ... mmune.html

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Re: Missing link between brain and immune system

Postby Stavia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:45 pm

Now this is very cool and speaks to how much there is to discover.

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