In 10 seconds? Researchers have identified specific neurons in the brain that become active and ‘remember’ inflammation that occurred in the body. Interestingly, switching them ‘on’ triggered the same inflammation. Scientists hope the discovery can find therapeutic use against autoimmune diseases.
Seriously, we’ll be able to switch off inflammations? This is the goal. Imagine the relief for those suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases! According to the paper, the inactivation of the specific nerves did reduce inflammation in areas associated with the targeted neurons. This is where the potential therapeutic applications of this research lie.