Medical research

An 'atlas' of the brain's choroid plexus across the lifespan

Once viewed merely as a producer of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) bathing the brain and spinal cord, the choroid plexus is now known to be a key player in brain development and immunity. These fronds of brain tissue, located ...

Neuroscience

Study brings new direction for treating neurological diseases

A research team from the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently discovered that SOX9 protein is an essential regulatory factor of choroid plexus function that ensures the correct ...

Neuroscience

The choroid plexus: A conduit for prenatal inflammation?

Floating in fluid deep in the brain are small, little understood fronds of tissue. Two new studies reveal that these miniature organs are a hotbed of immune system activity. This activity may protect the developing brain ...

Neuroscience

Exploring an unsung part of the brain: the choroid plexus

If you've never heard of the choroid plexus, you're not alone. In fact, few neuroscientists know much about this part of the brain. In the words of the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, the choroid plexus "don't get no respect."

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Identification of a central regulator

A new study by LMU researchers shows that the protein ApoE plays a key role in the pathogenesis of diseases associated with chronic inflammation, and identifies a new target for therapeutic strategies against atherosclerosis ...

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