Immune System Disorders

New research shows the brain’s immune cells do more than fight infection and clean up damaged tissue — they help shape circuits in the developing brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Oligodendrocytes keep electrical signals in the brain and spinal cord strong.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Diseases like multiple sclerosis destroy the fatty material insulating neurons, but scientists are searching for ways to regrow it.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.
  • Wellcome Trust
On September 23, 1976, while the nation’s attention was focused on the battle between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter for President of the United States, a 42-year-old woman half way around the world was engaged in a personal battle.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Recent studies on the prevalence of brain diseases and disorders provide a stunning picture of mental health in Europe.
  • Federation of European Neurosciences
In 2006 when an Italian physician, Dr Paolo Zamboni, announced a simple method for treating MS, it received international attention.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Individuals with MS should have new hope with regard to treatment advances.
  • The Dana Foundation
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong ailment of unknown origin that affects approximately 400,000 Americans and 2.5 million people worldwide.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
In 2009, about 2.5 million people worldwide became infected with human immunodeficiency virus; 33 million are now living with HIV.
  • BrainFacts/SfN

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.