Brain waste pipeline discovered

A previously undiscovered system in the brain has been found to act like a series of pipes, using blood vessels to drain waste products.

The discovery shows that the brain is cleansing itself in a more organised way and on a much larger scale than has been realised previously.

The findings have implications for many conditions that involve the brain, such as traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.

Read more at University of Rochester