Researchers say their findings about immune system changes early in Alzheimer's could lead to new blood tests that may be used to detect the disease before it becomes symptomatic.
A new study reveals how autophagy in certain immune cells can lead to the immune system attacking the central nervous system. The findings have implications for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis.
Persistent inflammation may underlie HIV associated neurocognitive disorders in patients taking specific antiretroviral drugs, a new study reports.
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.
Researchers have identified a unique biomarker in the blood of people with Multiple Sclerosis. Using a simple blood test, researchers were able to identify those with MS and discriminate between people at different stages of the 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.
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.
A new study explores the potential link between the gut microbiome and mental health. Researchers report depression may be influenced by disturbances to gut bacteria, suggesting nutrition and diet, in combination with other strategies, could help treat the disorder.
Researchers report microglia, immune cells found in the brain, may trigger overeating and increase weight gain as a response to high fat diets. The study suggests targeting microglia could provide new treatment options to help curb obesity.
Researchers believe findings may shed light on how the vertebrate brain may have evolved.