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Lymphomaniac

It is sobering to think that in 2015 we can still receive neuroanatomical revelations. Did you know that we have functional lymphatic vessels lining our dural sinuses? These have the hallmarks of a lymphatic system, long thought to be missing in the central nervous system. These vessels also provide a novel route for cerebrospinal fluid drainage. As well necessitating that we rewrite a few undergraduate acetates, it does make you ponder about the potential implications for inflammatory and degenerative disorders of the brain. Is it time to revisit the dogma of the immune privilege of the brain?

Nature 2015;523:337–41

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