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UVa researchers expand on discovery of immune system-brain connection
The Daily Progress Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 12:01 a.m.

University of Virginia researchers are one step closer to understanding the immune system-brain connection that they discovered last year.

Immune cells normally found in the gut, lungs and skin also reside in the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, according to a new report from the university’s Kipnis Lab. Researchers believe that figuring out how to target and manipulate the cells could be key to treating various neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, migraines and injuries to the brain and spinal cord.

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