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The B side of stroke

Oregon researchers have found that Breg cells in the periphery can limit stroke-induced brain inflammation in mice.1 The findings add to a growing list of indications, including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis,in which academics have shown that Breg cells can have protective effects. The key to turning these rare cells into therapy will be finding ways to culture Breg cells in vitroor expanding their number in vivo.

Previously, Treg cells were thought to control brain inflammation.2The new study, by an Oregon Health & Science University team, calls that hypothesis into

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