Scientists found another Lymphatic System in the brain in 2014
Professor thinks the Medical textbooks should be rewritten
"The Brain is connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought to not exist. "
Professor of Department of Neuroscience
Director of the University of Virginia Center of Brain Immunology
He went on to say,
"The first time these guys showed me the basic result, I just said one sentence: ‘They’ll have to change the textbooks.’ There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation – and they’ve done many studies since then to bolster the finding – that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with the immune system.”
These vessels are the lymphatic systems. In fact, there are 2 of them in the brain
One system found in 2012 by the University of Rochester Medical Center and another one found in 2014 by the University of Virginia
This study also talks about Alzheimer's Disease and how big protein chunks in the brain accumulate. This professor thinks these newly found vessels are not effectively removing these protein chunks.