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New research sheds light on relationship between inflammation, blood vessels and brain disorders

September 26, 2011

New research led by Dr. Charlie Thompson is shedding light on the complex relationship between inflammation, blood vessels and brain disorders. Specifically, Dr. Thompson and his colleagues have shown for the first time that immune cells found in the brain produce an inflammatory protein called CRP that is correlated with lesions and vascular problems that accumulate in the aging brain. The research suggests that CRP could represent a novel target for the development of treatments for a number of brain diseases. See Brain Research for details.