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Study: Virus Damage to Brain Cells May Spark Excess Fluid

DIBS Faculty Network Member Chay Kuo, MD, PhD, describes how viruses may harm brain cells responsible for keeping cerebrospinal fluid moving

A new study in Nature Communication reveals a surprising "Achilles heel" for brain cells that keep cerebrospinal fluid moving.

From Duke Today, "Brain Cell’s Achilles’ Heel May Prompt Hydrocephalus." Please click HERE for the rest of the story.

Citation: "Uncovering Inherent Cellular Plasticity of Multiciliated Ependyma Leading to Ventricular Wall Transformation and Hydrocephalus,” Khadar Abdi, Chun-Hsiang Lai, Patricia Paez-Gonzalez, Mark Lay, Joon Pyun and Chay T. Kuo. Nature Communications, April 25, 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03812-w