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Graduate student Michael Schappe (left) and Bimal Desai, PhD, have discovered a switch that could let doctors shut down inflammation.
The Switch That Could Shut Down Inflammation – Even in the Brain
2/26/2018

Our Bimal Desai, PhD, has discovered an electrical switch within a certain type of immune cell that could let us treat inflammatory diseases including inflammation of the brain, as seen in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, for the first time. What he found was that this switch, called an ion channel,…

2016 was a Big Year for the Brain
1/3/2017

National Public Radio has done a roundup of 2016's major discoveries about the brain. You'll see the School of Medicine's Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, featured up high. And for good reason. His work is really forcing science to rethink what it thought it knew about the brain. Click the link above…

An Amazing Series of Discoveries
12/20/2016

Jonathan Kipnis is on fire. First his lab discovered a previously unknown connection between the brain and the immune system, then his lab discovered that our immune system can influence our behavior, and now his lab has discovered powerful defenders of the brain that weren't thought to exist. He's pictured…

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