New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows immune cells commonly blamed in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases are actually precision cleaning machines protecting the central nervous system.
UVA chemist Ken Hsu won a $600,000 career development award from the U.S. Department of Defense to pursue an innovative approach to using the body’s immune system to kill melanoma cells.
A discovery that could change how we treat neurological diseases ranging from autism to multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer’s.
The unexpected connection is likely sabotaging vaccines designed to treat cancer, and may have implications for male infertility, too.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects – and even controls – creatures’ social behavior, such as their desire to interact with others.
Rett syndrome, until recently classified as a severe case of autism-spectrum disorder, affects girls almost exclusively.