Shocking New Role Found for the Immune System: Controlling Social Interactions

“So could immune system problems contribute to an inability to have normal social interactions? The answer appears to be yes, and that finding could have significant implications for neurological diseases such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.”
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From the article: Following last year’s groundbreaking discovery of a direct link between the brain and the immune system, UVA researchers have determined that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior. Their discovery could profoundly affect treatment of several neurological disorders.