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Immune System Strongly Tied to Children's Brain Development

Immune System Strongly Tied to Children's Brain Development | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it

A young child’s immune system appears to have a significant effect on his or her brain development, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA).

Alfredo Corell's insight:

“What is of the most interest and of a great novelty is the fact that [inflammation-fighting cytokines] have positive correlation with cognitive function. My lab published results showing that these IL-4 cytokines are required for proper brain function in mice, and this work from Dr. Petri’s lab completely independently shows similar correlation in humans.”


Link to the BMC publication http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/14/50/abstract 

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Stress, Brain and Hormones and the Development of Organ Specific Autoimmunity

Stress, Brain and Hormones and the Development of Organ Specific Autoimmunity | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
The open access reference on the broad spectrum of brain-immune interactions and their impact on health and disease.
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As previously demonstrated, the development of autoimmunity in humans is the endpoint of a complex process involving the immune system, hormonal and environmental factors in a genetically predisposed individual, hence the term ‘mosaic of autoimmunity’.

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