Motor control and the immune system

Wow, interesting. Definitely podcast material. If you have been following the literature, recently the immune system and brain function and the gut have been dramatically linked in ways we never knew existed. Now this !

" Princeton University researchers have found that a family of proteins with important roles in the immune system may be responsible for fine-tuning a person’s motor control as they grow, and for their gradual loss of muscle function as they age. The research potentially reveals a biological cause of weakness and instability in older people, as well as a possible future treatment that would target the proteins specifically."

Immune System Proteins Responsible for Fine Tuning and Reducing Motor Control