There’s this fascinating article from Science Daily that we just couldn’t help but share. It’s called In Fighting Gut Infections, Nervous System Is Key, Yale-Harvard Team Finds.
It shares an intriguing new discovery. Here’s the gist of the study as told by Richard Flavell, Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at Yale and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator:
We used to believe that the immune system cells and intestinal barrier cells communicated to keep out invading bugs by mobilizing anti-microbial proteins. The story is actually not true — it is the nervous system telling barrier cells what to do.
Interested in finding out more? Just click on the link below to read the article more in-depth.