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.
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.
According to researchers, soccer players who hit their heads two or more times in a two week period, by heading a ball or a minor collision with another player, were more likely to express symptoms of concussion.