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Link Between Brain and Immune System Discovered

From Neuroscience News:

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. […]“We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role,” Kipnis said.

It’s a fascinating article, both for the discovery of the vessels and what that discovery might mean for future research into some diseases, Alzheimer’s included. Read the entire article here: http://neurosciencenews.com/lymphatic-system-brain-neurobiology-2080/

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