UVA Brain Discovery Named to List of ‘Most Promising Medical Advances’

More honors for Carter Center Member, Jonathan Kipnis! This time it is to honor his lab’s discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as one of 2018’s most promising medical advances.

The finding, published in the prestigious journal Nature, suggests that impairments in the lymphatic vessels that carry waste from the brain could be major contributors both to Alzheimer’s and the cognitive decline that comes with age. The NIH included the discovery in its 2018 research highlights in the category of “findings with potential for enhancing human health.”

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Click here to go to the article published in Science in 2018….