Unknown Soldiers: UVA Discovers Powerful Defenders of the Brain

Type 2 innate lymphocytes

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a rare and powerful type of immune cell in the meninges around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical but previously unappreciated role in battling Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and other neurological diseases, in addition to supporting our healthy mental functioning.

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Monday, 2016, December 19
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