Scientists Discover Immune System Network in Brain - UPDATE
December 14, 2015
UPDATE – This study was recently chosen as one ten top notable advances for 2015 by the journal Nature Medicine. The Society is now funding Dr. Kipnis to explore his findings further. Read more about this new study
June 3, 2015
University of Virginia scientists led by Dr. Jonathan Kipnis have uncovered evidence of a previously unrecognized network of vessels that facilitate immune system activity in the brain. The team showed evidence of this system, a network of “lymphatic vessels,” in both mice and people. This is a potentially groundbreaking discovery. Further research is needed to understand how and whether lymphatic vessels play a role in multiple sclerosis, and whether their existence presents new opportunities for stopping immune attacks involved in MS.
Read More about this discovery in Neuroscience News
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