Healthy Living

Multiple Sclerosis: The Year in Review

Newfound areas of the brain

One might think that something as important as the areas that make up the brain would have been completely figured out by now. However, they would be wrong. Just this year Daniel S. Reich M.D. and his research team discovered a brand new waste disposal system operating in the brain. Using advanced imaging techniques, Reich and his team discovered a set of draining tubes in the brain that recirculate white blood cells and plasma to other parts of the body. These tubes could be very relevant in further increasing knowledge of how neurological diseases like MS work. The hope is that this newfound part of the brain will allow researchers to utilize new treatment techniques. It remains to be seen just how relevant this will be to MS patients, but it certainly could lead to some very interesting research studies.