Medical Xpress: How the injured brain tells the body it’s hurt

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans. Investigators already knew there was a communication highway between the brain and the immune system but have been unclear about how exactly how the brain sends signals to the immune system. (May 18, 2017)

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