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Missing Link Found Between Brain, Immune System


Health & Wellness  (tags: research, University of Virginia, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, links, immune system, brain, Neuroscience, Jonathan Kipnis, neuro-immune interaction )

Evelyn
- 1476 days ago - medicalxpress.com
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.



   

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Animae C (509)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 5:41 pm
Excellent!

Thanx Evelyn
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 3:16 pm
Brilliant!
Shared on facebook and twittersphere.
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 5:07 am
Very interesting and unexpected!

A lot of medication and other substances are kept away from the brain by the blood-brain barrier; perhaps some therapies may now become possible through the use of the lymphatic system.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 5:18 am
Noted
 

Joanna M (139)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 8:15 am
As someone who's suffered for over a decade with lupus and fibromyalgia, this is wonderful news!

Tell President Obama to find a cure for lupus NOW!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/670/463/165/find-a-cure-for-lupus-now/
 

Julia Cabrera-Woscek (0)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 8:20 am
This is a breakthrough!
 

Kamia T (89)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 2:09 pm
We keep thinking we know everything, and then some thing occurs to let up understand that we clearly don't. It's why scientists should not be our be-all, end-all answer to everything. Mysteries still abound.
 

Maggie D (69)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 2:44 pm
What good news. This is going to be a real game changer and improve the lives of millions of people. Thanks, Evelyn, noted.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 3:08 pm
This is a great breakthrough and may lead to many unexpected cures or at least help for those who suffer with so many diseases.

I signed the petition Joanna and will promote it on my next send out.
 

Jordan G (37)
Friday June 5, 2015, 12:46 am
Wow ... TY.
 
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