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How the Immune System Keeps an Eye on the Brain

News   Jan 28, 2021 | Original story from Washington University School of Medicine

 
How the Immune System Keeps an Eye on the Brain

Immune cells (yellow and purple) fill a sinus (teal) in the outer layer of the meninges, the tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that immune cells stationed in such sinuses monitor the brain and initiate an immune response if they detect a problem. Credit: Justin Rustenhoven

 
 
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