Discovery Could Let Doctors Customize Brain’s Immune Response to Diseases – ScienceBlog.com


The University of Virginia neuroscience lab that discovered that the brain connects directly to the immune system now has found evidence that doctors could load up the brain with custom blends of immune cells to battle genetic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The UVA researchers were able to “engraft,”or establish, immune cells known as macrophages inside the brains of lab mice without the need for radiation. Until now, many scientists had believed this impossible – the damaging radiation, they thought, would be vital to allow the immune cells to travel past the brain’s natural defenses […]

Source: Discovery Could Let Doctors Customize Brain’s Immune Response to Diseases – ScienceBlog.com

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