Brain Immunity Link Study - Cure For Neurological Disorders
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The presence of lymphatic vessels in the brain helps advances in the study of neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis etc. For eg: In a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, large amounts of protein deposits are traced in the brain. The difference in the appearance of these vessels with age, can explain their role in the ageing process.
Destroying conventional belief that the human brain had no lymphatic vessels, researchers at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine have corroborated evidence that shows the clear presence of lymphatic vessels for the central nervous system. The brain is connected to the nervous system through these lymphatic vessels.
The researchers say these vessels are very hard to detect as they are so close to the blood vessel that goes down to the sinuses.
The discovery has tremendous impact on the functioning of the brain and the diseases that affect it. Experts say that the study gives a whole new light to the neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis etc.
For ex: In a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, large amounts of protein deposits are traced in the brain. The new study suggests that this may be occurring because of these lymphatic vessels fail to remove the excess protein.
The study reveals that these lymphatic vessels differ in their appearance with age. Researchers’ suggest the link to ageing and are all set to explore the role of these vessels in ageing.
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