Discovery Reveals Way to Stop Inflammation in Alzheimer’s, More

February 26, 2018 by

Desai in labA new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It might also let doctors save patients from the potentially deadly inflammation of sepsis, a full-body infection that kills a quarter-million Americans every year.

The findings “opens up a whole new research area to look at neuro-inflammation in the context of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, said CIC member and lead researcher Bimal Desai, PhD, of the UVA School of Medicine. “But the clinical impact will be in many, many different areas.”

 

To read the “UVA Today” article, click here.

To read the “Immunity” article, click here.