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Welcome to BIG

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Did you know that...

  • There are at least as many glia cells as neurons in the brain?
  • The immune system is constantly surveying the brain?
  • Brain immunity supports brain function and may make you smarter?
  • Immune malfunction may underlie Autism spectrum disorders?
  • Many neurodegenerative conditions can be attenuated by boosting immune activity?
  • Major breakthroughs in immunology were made by studying Multiple Sclerosis?
  • UVa School of Medicine has recently launched this multidisciplinary research center focused on
    Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) research?