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Missing link found between brain and immune system

In a discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That these vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the […]

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Bone marrow transplant cures mental illness

For the first time, a team of geneticists has shown that there is a direct cause-and-effect link between a psychiatric disorder and the immune system, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for mental illness. “We’re showing there is a direct relationship between a psychiatric disorder and the cells named microglia that are derived […]

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