central nervous system

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Low Levels of Alcohol May Be Good For the Brain

According to researchers, a small alcoholic drink each day may be beneficial for brain health. Using mice, researchers found low levels of alcohol consumption is associated with less brain inflammation and a more effective glymphatic system. This allows CSF to flow more efficiently through the brain and remove waste that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.... Read More...
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Computer Simulation Suggests Multiple Sclerosis is a Single Disease

Using a mathematical model based on experimental data from multiple sclerosis patients, researchers performed computer simulations of the different known biological processes associated with the disease. They discovered the symptoms and disease course are produced by the same underlying mechanism that damages the nerve cells over time.... Read More...
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‘Drain Pipes’ in the Brain: Lymphatic Vessels Act As Pipeline Between Brain and Immune System

A new study in eLife provides evidence that our brains may drain waste via our lymphatic vessels. The vessels may act as a 'pipeline' between the brain and immune system. Researchers say the findings could alter the way we think about how the brain and immune system inter-relate.... Read More...