Vessels discovered in the brain that were thought not to exist — could revolutionise study of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.
The brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist, new research reports.
The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.
Discovery of the vessels may also revolutionise the study of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and autism.
Professor Jonathan Kipnis, who led the research, was initially sceptical about the results: