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Fundamental research

21 - 03 - 2017

There is a link between pain and immunity

When one is injured, the brain perceives pain while at the same time, the immune cells are mobilized to protect and repair the injured tissue. A team of Inserm researchers in Marseille found that in mice that do not perceive pain, the immune response is compromised. There is therefore a direct link between neurons and immunity. The team identified compounds involved in this link and is preparing a publication. It has just received an important European grant which will allow the acceleration of the research in this innovative field.