It is in Your Head – and That's Good!

lymphatic_lScientists have discovered that the brains of mice contain functional lymphatic vessels that can carry fluid and immune cells from cerebrospinal fluid. This is a big deal, as problems in this system might play a role in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, meningitis, and multiple sclerosis. This system, managed by the brain’s glial cells, was termed the glymphatic system. It moves cerebrospinal fluid, a clear liquid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, quickly and deeply thoughout the brain, removing waste.

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NeuroscienceDavid Lesondak