New anatomy discovery “glymphatic system” – Key to treating Alzheimer’s and more?

A 2013 study published in the journal Science entitled “Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain,” was honored at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) with the 2014 Newcomb Cleveland Prize.

This study revealed new anatomic considerations that demonstrate a newly named “glympahtic system”. This system is responsible for brain metabolite health and has given doctors new ways to treat brain-lymph system diseases. Implications of this discovery are labeled ‘monumental’ because so few treatment options serve this population. Treatments for Alzheimer’s, MS, and other neurological disorders of the glymphatic system may be alleviated surgically by restoring circulatory function or with techniques that restore mechanical impingement-venous problems. This article contains links to other research that may help when treating MS, Alzheimer’s, Arnold Chiari, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and other neuro-degenerative diseases.