New blood cells fight brain inflammation

Hyperactivity of our immune system can cause a state of chronic
inflammation. If chronic, the inflammation will affect our body and
result in disease. In the devastating disease multiple sclerosis,
hyperactivity of immune cells called T-cells induce chronic inflammation
and degeneration of the brain. Researchers at BRIC, the University of
Copenhagen, have identified a new type of regulatory blood cells , expressing FOXA1, that
can combat such hyperactive T-cells in blood from patients with multiple
sclerosis. By stimulating the regulatory blood cells, the researchers
significantly decreased the level of brain inflammation and disease in a
biological model.

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