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Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/lymphatic-system-brain-neurobiology-2080/.

Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: "Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels" by Antoine Louveau, Igor Smirnov, Timothy J. Keyes, Jacob D. Eccles, Sherin J. Rouhani, J. David Peske, Noel C. Derecki, David Castle, James W. Mandell, Kevin S. Lee, Tajie H. Harris and Jonathan Kipnis in Nature doi:10.1038/nature14432

Image: Maps of the lymphatic system: old (left) and updated to reflect UVA's discovery. Image credit: University of Virginia Health System.

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