Friday, July 22, 2016

Lymph Circulates in the Brain's Membrane

by Hanae Armitage

Lymphatic vessels: The brain's well-hidden secret (source)

Vessels discovered in tissue samples revealed, to biologists' surprise, that the body's immune plumbing penetrates the brain. To anatomists who thought they had the body's systems mapped out, this summer's discovery was like sighting a new continent. An unexpected finding revealed that the lymphatic system — a web of vessels that helps clear waste and transport immune cells in the body — extends into the brain instead of stopping in the neck as most scientists had assumed.

More than 2 centuries ago, an Italian physician, Paolo Mascagni, proposed that the brain has the same lymphatic plumbing as the rest of the body. His claim was largely ignored, but this year, researchers exploring the role of immune cells in the brains of mice spotted a suspiciously well-organized set of T cells in an outer layer of the brain. Nearby vessels seemed to be guiding the cells, and biomarkers showed that the mystery tubes were extensions of the mouse's lymphatic system. Since then, tissue evidence has suggested that human brains harbor similar vessels.

Tucked away in the meninges, the outermost layer covering the brain, the well-hidden vessels may offer insights into how the immune system and brain interact. Scientists had thought that brains had their own, self-contained immune defenses, sealed off from the rest of the body. The discovery — or rediscovery — of a physical link could open new avenues for exploring neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases like Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and meningitis. But researchers say that for now, their top priority is fathoming the basic structure and function of the newly discovered network.

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Who better than Naessens would find this new revelation, that lymph actually circulates in the brain, most exciting? This article serves as one of Naessens’ references in an article he wrote recently in a scientific journal (WISE Journal, Volume 5, No. 1 (Spring, 2016) pp.12-15) (download it here).

After all, according to the Naesssens’ way of dealing with illness, by enhancing the immune (lymphatic) circulation with 714X, it is a small reach to conclude that, besides the many, if not all, the chronic ailments of the systemic system this product can provide relief for, it now promises too, or provides hope for, to relieve brain ailments such as Meningitis, brain tumors, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.

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