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A (delayed) history of the brain lymphatic system

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It has been only recently that scientists come to realize the existence of a lymphatic system within the central nervous system. However, an Italian anatomist had already found and described the system in fine detail over 200 years ago.

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  1. The Computational, Cognitive & Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory (C3NL), Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

    • Stefano Sandrone
  2. Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador

    • Daniel Moreno-Zambrano
  3. Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), Department of Neuroscience, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

    • Jonathan Kipnis
  4. University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

    • Jan van Gijn

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S.S. receives royalties from Oxford University Press (United States) for Brain Renaissance (2015). J.K. is a scientific co-founder and a scientific board member of Ariya Therapeutics, Inc. (PureTech Health).

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