Can activity of the immune system explain the link between depression and autoimmune disorders?
The nervous system is constantly regulating many important processes in the body, all without us having to consciously think about it. How does it do this, and what happens when things go wrong?
Many types of brain injury and disease, including autoimmune encephalitis, can cause a language disorder named aphasia that affects at least 2 million Americans
The blood-brain barrier plays a critical role in protecting the brain. However, sleep loss can lower its defenses, increasing the vulnerability of the brain.
We are excited to announce that PennNeuroKnow and the International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society (IAES) are teaming up to help patients with autoimmune encephalitis and their families understand the science behind their disease. IAES is a family- and patient-centered organization that assists patients at all stages, from getting a diagnosis to recovery and the many challenges experienced throughout that journey. ... Continue Reading →