Researchers find mysterious vessels in your brain — and it’s going to change everything

  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2015 8:17 AM GMT
    Researchers find mysterious vessels in your brain — and it’s going to change everything

    "Researchers have discovered tiny vessels connecting the brain to the immune system – which could profoundly alter the treatment of autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis."

    "vessel-like patterns in the immune cells on his slides, and tests revealed they were lymphatic vessels."


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/researchers-find-mysterious-vessels-in-your-brain-and-its-going-to-change-everything/
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    Jun 05, 2015 3:51 PM GMT
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    “I really did not believe there are structures in the body that we are not aware of. I thought the body was mapped,”

    That was my very first thought on reading the thread headline. It really shows how science, at least up until our sun goes red giant, is inherently optimistic. That doomsdaying is rarely if ever soothsaying because who knows what might be discovered in the interim.
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    Jun 07, 2015 10:55 PM GMT
    so if the immune system is centered in the brain that makes our comprehension of how we adapt to circumstances a bit of an upgrade from instinctual to intellectual. pun intended. I don't think that our cognition of such an aspect of our body will give us any more technique to evolve our youthful indulgence though, its just so delicate of a structure someone would have to be so keenly developed in their concentration practices to operate that it would be beyond a scope of palpable plasticity.
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    Jun 07, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    So in other words, patients will learn how to think themselves well?
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    Jun 08, 2015 12:36 AM GMT
    “I really did not believe there are structures in the body that we are not aware of. I thought the body was mapped,” said Jonathan Kipnis, a neuroscience professor and director of the university’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia. “I thought that these discoveries ended somewhere around the middle of the last century — but apparently they have not.”


    Seems like a conveniently naive thing to say. It might well represent the thinking of many laypeople but... "I really did not believe" - seriously?
  • BLSHJ

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    Jun 08, 2015 7:40 AM GMT
    This is a truly remarkable discovery.