Jan 30, 2024

Brain drain: How nasal and lymphatic drainage discovery could help end Alzheimer’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

This is interesting. Who knew brain drain would be helpful? Haha it’s a different context but it’s medicinal in this sense. Amazing discovery!

Estimated read time: 2–3 minutes.

SALT LAKE CITY — Add this to the list of potential targets to treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders: Researchers in South Korea have discovered a network of lymphatic vessels at the back of the nose that help drain cerebral spinal fluid from the brain.

According to Neuroscience News, the “groundbreaking” study, published in the journal Nature, reveals a previously unknown outflow path for the fluid, which could have implications for targeting neurodegenerative ills like Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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