In veterans who suffered a TBI, lack of sleep was associated with enlarged perivascular spaces and an increase in post-concussive symptoms.
Study reveals how sleep deprivation can greatly affect soldiers on the battlefield.
During wakeful periods, the glymphatic system diverts cerebrospinal fluid to lymph nodes in the neck. The CSF may act as a "fluid clock" that helps initiate the body's infection-fighting capabilities during the day. Astrocytes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus may serve to control CSF through the central nervous system. Communication between astrocytes in different brain regions may optimize the glymphatic system's function as we sleep.
Study reinforces and explains the links between sleep deprivation and neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say.
Aquaporin-4 could be a potential target for preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports.
According to a new study, omega 3 polyunsaturates fatty acids can improve the function of the glymphatic system.
A new study reports TBI can disrupt the function of the glymphatic system, causing a build up of toxic proteins in the brain and accelerating neurodegeneration.
A new study points to a newly discovered system in which the brain removed waste as a potential new tool to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
A previously unrecognized system that drains waste from the brain at a rapid clip has been discovered by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center and dubbed the glymphatic system.