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Immune cells discovered protecting the brain are trained in the gut
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New Atlas
By Rich Haridy
November 04, 2020

A new study, published in the prestigious journal Nature, is describing the surprising discovery of a previously unknown gut-brain link. The research reveals certain immune cells that inhabit a protective membrane surrounding the brain actually originate in the gut.

The research was conducted by an international collaboration led by UK scientists from the University of Cambridge, and US researchers from the National Institute of Health. The study focused on a trio of protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges.

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