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Missed Immune Connection in the Brain

Lymphatic tubes are discovered in the place you'd least expect: the brain.

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It shouldn’t have been there, but there was no denying that it was there: a channel guiding immune cells directly into the brain. The serendipitous discovery by a University of Virginia team may eventually help explain many neurological diseases. Previously, researchers assumed immune cells took an indirect route around the brain, flowing freely through its surrounding fluid. That’s because lymphatic vessels, which transport immune cells throughout the body, stopped at the upper neck...
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