Researchers discover neuroprotective role of immune cell

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Researchers discover neuroprotective role of immune cell

Postby MSUK » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:32 am

A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), can actually protect the brain from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, according to Cleveland Clinic research published today in the online journal Nature Communications.......... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/immunecells
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Re: Researchers discover neuroprotective role of immune cell

Postby cheerleader » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:33 pm

Yup. But Bruce Trapp is not the first to note this. Here's the Cleveland Clinic press release:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 072114.php

Dr. Michal Schwartz from the Weizmann Institute has been saying for over a decade that the immune cell activation we see is protective. She calls it "protective autoimmunity."
http://www.targetbrain.eu/index.php/par ... l-schwartz

About time the good old boys' neuroimmunological club listen to her.
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v15/n4 ... 1031a.html
http://nro.sagepub.com/content/early/20 ... 9.abstract
Maybe this is why the current MS immune modulating/ablating drugs do NOT stop MS disease progression or loss of gray matter?
Something to consider.

Here's a great lecture from Dr. Schwartz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wds0JSpKtpg

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