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Animal Model to Help Study "Brain on Fire" Disease

News   Jul 11, 2019 | Original story from the Oregon Health and Science University

 
Animal Model to Help Study "Brain on Fire" Disease

A 3D printed model of the area of an NMDA receptor that is attacked when a patient has the autoimmune disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Credit: OHSU

 
 
 

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