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.
Researchers have developed a novel 3D printed scaffolding that mimics natural anatomy and boost stem cell treatment for spinal cord repair. While the initial scaffolds have been designed for rat models of SCI, researchers report the approach is scalable to humans.
A global knockout of the thrombin receptor PAR1 accelerates myelin development. The findings could help with the development of treatments for diseases associated with demyelination, like multiple sclerosis.
Researchers believe findings may shed light on how the vertebrate brain may have evolved.
According to researchers, as we age, it takes a lot longer to clear amyloid beta from the brain, thus leading to a build up of the toxic protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports an antidepressant temporarily inhibits the blood-brain barrier, allowing drugs to enter the brain. The findings could have implications for treating neurological diseases from ALS to epilepsy.
A new study reports fetuses with enlarged ventricles may be less likely to benefit from prenatal surgery to treat spina bifida than other fetuses, and are more likely to require a second surgery to relieve a build up of pressure on the brain.
A new study sheds light on demylination diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. Researchers discovered a blood clotting protein can leak into the central nervous system and prevent myelin production.
Enhancing mitochondrial transportation and cellular energetics could help promote regeneration and function following spinal cord injury.
Researchers say improving the function of lymphatic vessels can dramatically enhance memory and learning ability in aging mice.