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Researchers find a link between molecules released by commensal bacteria and the degree of inflammation in a mouse model of MS.

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Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults

By Kerry Grens | August 14, 2017

A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain

By Diana Kwon | June 19, 2017

Neutrophils loaded with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel traverse the blood-brain barrier and kill residual cancer cells after tumor-resection surgery in mice.

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Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging

By The Scientist Staff | April 7, 2017

After an inflammatory injury occurs in the brain, astrocytes release extracellular vesicles that travel to the liver and trigger an immune response.

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From Body to Brain

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2016

Researcher Michal Schwartz discusses the promise of neuroimmunology to treat neurological disease.

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Immune System Maintains Brain Health

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.

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Immunity in the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.

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Sex Differences in Pain Pathway

By Amanda B. Keener | June 29, 2015

Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.

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Targeted Brain Cancer Vaccine

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 25, 2014

Mouse study demonstrates the ability of a cancer vaccine targeted against a specific oncogenic mutation to elicit a protective anti-tumor immune response. 

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Viruses on the Brain

By Beth Marie Mole | May 1, 2013

Viral infections of the central nervous system may trigger cytokines that induce seizures.

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