Missing link found between brain and immune system


Integrative Psychotherapy Blog


A stunning discovery by UVA School of Medicine researchers finds the brain is directly connected to the immune system by lymphatic vessels previously thought not to exist, proving the brain has immune responses just like the rest of the body. This finding could have significant effects on  the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis. Kudos to Antoine Louveau, a postdoctoral fellow in Jonathan Kipnis’ lab. This has huge implications for those of us who practice somatic psychotherapy, particularly Somatic Experiencing Therapy.

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