‘Remarkable’ Blood Flow Discovery Could Pave the Way to New Treatments for Dementia and Migraines

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‘Remarkable’ Blood Flow Discovery Could Pave the Way to New Treatments for Dementia and Migraines Empty ‘Remarkable’ Blood Flow Discovery Could Pave the Way to New Treatments for Dementia and Migraines

Post by Thorin on Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:40 pm

Scientists from New Zealand have just made the “remarkable discovery” of the brain having its own blood pressure sensors—and they say it could pave the way towards new treatments for dementia, high blood pressure, migraines, and a dozen other conditions.

For decades, scientists have suspected that the brain had a way of monitoring and regulating its own blood flow separate from the body-wide blood pressure control system—but until now, no one had proven this.

The brain needs more blood than any other organ to satisfy neurons’ relentless, high demand for oxygen, so it makes sense that it would have a way of buffering itself from blood flow fluctuations in the wider body.


https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/brain-blood-flow-discovery-could-help-treat-dementia-migraines/

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