Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease—suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous system.
Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots

When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease—suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous system.

When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease—suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous system.

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A Tweak to Immune Cells Reverses Aging in Mice
A Tweak to Immune Cells Reverses Aging in Mice
Abby Olena | Jan 20, 2021
Knocking out the receptor for a lipid that causes inflammation rejuvenates macrophage metabolism and restores cognitive function in an Alzheimer’s disease model.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 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.
Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain
Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain
Diana Kwon | Jun 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.
Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging
Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging
The Scientist Staff | Apr 6, 2017
After an inflammatory injury occurs in the brain, astrocytes release extracellular vesicles that travel to the liver and trigger an immune response.
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2016
Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.
From Body to Brain
From Body to Brain
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2016
Researcher Michal Schwartz discusses the promise of neuroimmunology to treat neurological disease.
Immunity in the Brain
Immunity in the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 2016
Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
Targeted Brain Cancer Vaccine
Targeted Brain Cancer Vaccine
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 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. 
Viruses on the Brain
Viruses on the Brain
Beth Marie Mole | May 1, 2013
Viral infections of the central nervous system may trigger cytokines that induce seizures.
Can Worms Alleviate Autism?
Can Worms Alleviate Autism?
Sabrina Richards | Nov 27, 2012
Autism researchers are testing the ability of whipworm eggs to treat autism in a new clinical trial.
Immune Role in Brain Disorder?
Hannah Waters | Mar 19, 2012
Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.
Top 7 in Neuroscience
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 8, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.
Foresight
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2011
Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.