Contact: Barbara Bachtler
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Caption: Researchers in Germany have gained new insight into how the immune system causes damage associated with multiple sclerosis, an incurable neuroinflammatory disorder. Using imaging tools which enable investigation of processes in living organisms, they were able to show a direct interaction between immune cells and neurons which plays a significant role in neuronal injury. However, this direct interaction may respond to therapeutic intervention. The study by Dr. Volker Siffrin and Professor Dr. Frauke Zipp has now been published in the journal Immunity.
Credit: Dr. Volker Siffrin/Copyright: MDC
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