Powerful Immune Cells May Be Involved in Neurological Illness

January 23, 2017 by

University of Virginia researchers have found a rare and powerful type of immune cell in the meninges, the protective tissue around the brain, and its action in the brains of mice suggest it could play a critical role in some neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

By harnessing the cells’ power, doctors may be able to develop new treatments for neurological diseases, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries — even migraines, according to CIC member, Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D.

 

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