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How Bacteria Invade the Brain

Dr. Felipe Almeida de Pinho Ribeiro’s first-authored paper Bacteria hijack a meningeal neuroimmune axis to facilitate brain invasion was part of the article, How Bacteria Invade the Brain. Written by Ekaterina Pesheva and published in Harvard Medical School News & Research.

“The meninges are the final tissue barrier before pathogens enter the brain, so we have to focus our treatment efforts on what happens at this border tissue,” said study first author Felipe Pinho-Ribeiro, a former post-doctoral researcher in the Chiu lab, now an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis.