Scientists have discovered the brain barrier. it protects against inflammation!

The human body never ceases to amaze us, doesn’t it? Scientists have discovered a new protective brain barrier that controls our entire brain to fight infection and inflammation. The first results show that the discovery of a new layer of the brain allows us to understand a little more about the protective functions of our body.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Rochester (United States) were united under the command; Professor Maiken Nedergaard.

“Identification of a new anatomical structure that secretes and helps control cerebrospinal fluid flow [LCR] “In and around the brain allows us to better appreciate the complex role that the CSF plays in not only transporting and removing waste from the brain, but also supporting its immune defenses,” Nedergaard said.


Lymphatic-type subarachnoid membrane, that’s what the scientists called the new discovery.

according to the article published in the famous Science magazineSLYM is made up of one or more thick cells, but plays a fundamental role in protecting our body.

The layer is rigid, allowing only very small molecules to enter and leave the brain, separating “clean” from “dirty” CSF.

A more traditional view is that the brain consists of three layers: the dura mater, the arachnoid mater, and the pia mater. Now we have a fourth layer, amazing. Long live science!

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Shoo diseases!

In research, SLYM is crucial for brain protection. The membrane prevents the entry of outside immune cells and also works with self cells to scan the brain for infections. That SLYM is powerful, huh?

The researchers say it is possible to establish a link between several diseases, such as central nervous system infections, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, and abnormal SLYM function.

By hosting a large population of myeloid cells, which are responsible for increasing inflammation and aging responses, SLYM controls changes in the cerebrospinal fluid.

The new protective barrier of the brain is very promising and promises to hold scientific secrets that can help in the treatment and cure of a number of diseases.

We stay here in the crowd, throbbing so that science can give us more and more only good news.

The discovery of SLYM may be the door to many answers regarding the organization of cerebrospinal fluid. Photo: Reproduction/University of Copenhagen/Science.

With information from Diariodasaude.

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