my reply to Jonas: April 9, 2019

Tyvärr. Jag är tacksam att du skrev mig tillbaka.
I appreciate you taking time to write me back. Thank you.

Answer from Jonas Frisén – Karolinski Institute April 7, 2019
Hej Allissa,
Thank you for your mail and apologies for my slow correspondence.
I am afraid that this is a little far from my research topic and I am not aware of anyone pursuing the research topic you are interested in.

Best wishes,

question: March 26, 2019
To: Rusty Gage, The Salk Institute & Jonas Frisén, Karolinski Institute

Hej Hej Jonas,
Dear Professor Rusty Gage,

I read about you in an article from Scientific American regarding neurogenesis.

Dr Carla Stecco had to take tissue samples from surgery biopsies to find new fasciacytes. My question to you is related to fascia and the brain in the living model. There is more science data on this membrane / connective tissue and its role in communication with the brain for proprioception, touch, and interoception. These senses are heightened in the parasympathetic state. The lack of information from the above senses results in brain disease processes, possibly neuron apoptosis. A “use it or lose it” mantra.

As a Bodyworker, massage therapy, I have the opportunity to work with the body in a drug free manner. The pre and post effects of bodywork for chronic pain sufferers, those with PTSD, or movement disorders is beneficial, yet short lived.

I would be interested in knowing how massage affects the brain with two photo microscopy used in Maiken Nedergaard’s lab to discover the Glymphatic System.

Do you know someone interested in following this path of research?

Thank you.
Allissa Harter from Iowa, Living in Sweden.

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Introduction – Rusty Gage, The Salk Institute
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