British Fascial Symposium 2018

British Fascial Symposium 2018

Wk 18 - Blog 18e - Objection! No Rule Change

BFS LecturePosted by Allissa Harter Sat, May 05, 2018 07:09:48

“Fascia: where it lives and what lives in it.”

Blog #18e - lördag den 5 maj 2018
“Objection! No Rule Change”
count down to Week #19, 13 of May 2018 - British Fascial Symposium lecture.

When the rules are changed, many object. This was true for Ignaz Semmelweis who was released from employment at Vienna General Hospital in 1847-8. He encouraged students to wash their hands with calcium hypochlorite after examining corpses and before delivering a baby.

He endured 20 years of being ridiculed for the crazy idea of cleanliness, then he was institutionalized. There he died of sepsis in 1865. Today, calcium hypochlorite is commonly used to sanitize public swimming pools and disinfect drinking water. (

Being ridiculed, harassed and almost deported from the USA was the experience of our modern day researcher: Dr. Bennet Omalu. Despite a resume which runs 53 pages, his credentials and education were not enough to convince others of his word.

Change grinds at a tragic and slow pace. Many families suffer in the interim.

As change goes, so does academic excellence: Jeff Iliff and Maiken Nedergaard no longer work at the University of Rochester Medical Center where the team coined the term Glymphatics.

Like other medical sciency people Professor Iliff has a lot of titles, and like other innovators, he is busy. In between publishing papers and receiving awards. Jeff Iliff was able to step away from Oregon Health and Sciences University to deliver a TED Talk at TEDMED in 2014, "One more reason to get a good night’s sleep" (see below)

Blog 18b indicated, the research of Fascia is bursting. Yet other professions have not traveled across the bridge. How can we include more researchers and scientists to be involved and jump on the train?

What if we changed two statements from Professor Jeff Iliff at 06:00 minutes. Would this make others more interested in the importance of their own fascia? Italicized words are additional.

“Yet the
fascial tissues, they extend from the surface of the body around to reach every single cell in the brain and the body.”

“And what's amazing is that no other organ system takes quite this approach to clearing away the waste from between its cells. This is a solution that is entirely unique to the brain and the branch offices of the brain, the fascia.”

Thank you and see you at the BFS 2018,
Allissa from Iowa, Living in Sweden

Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4
Anatomic Pathologist/ Clinical Pathologist/ Forensic Pathologist/ Neuropathologist/ Epidemiologist Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of California, Davis [UC-Davis]
Chief Medical Examiner, San Joaquin County, California
Co-Founder, TauMark, Inc, Better Brain Diagnostics
Founder, Bennet Omalu Pathology [BOP], Inc.,MBA,MPH,CPE,CurriculumVitaeAndTestimonies,August2015.pdf

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep | Jeff Iliff
TED TALK - Published on Oct 13, 2014
San Francisco, CA - 11:41 minutes
@ 05:00 “…the fluid and the waste from inside the brain, they don't just percolate their way randomly out to these pools of CSF. Instead, there is a specialized network of plumbing that organizes and facilitates this process. You can see that in these videos. Here, we're again imaging into the brain of living mice.”
@ 05:30 “…that the fluid on the outside of the brain, it didn't stay on the outside. Instead, the CSF was pumped back into and through the brain along the outsides of the blood vessels, and as it flushed down into the brain along the outsides of these vessels, it was actually helping to clear away, to clean the waste from the spaces between the brain's cells.”
@ 06:00 “the brain is enclosed in a rigid skull and it's packed full of cells, so there is no extra space inside it for a whole second set of vessels like the lymphatic system. Yet the blood vessels, they extend from the surface of the brain down to reach every single cell in the brain, which means that fluid that's traveling along the outsides of these vessels can gain easy access to the entire brain's volume, so it's actually this really clever way to repurpose one set of vessels, the blood vessels, to take over and replace the function of a second set of vessels, the lymphatic vessels, to make it so you don't need them. And what's amazing is that no other organ takes quite this approach to clearing away the waste from between its cells. This is a solution that is entirely unique to the brain.”

Jeffrey J. Iliff Ph.D. -
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Basic Science Research Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine
Neuroscience Graduate Program School of Medicine

*"Effects of traumatic brain injury on reactive astrogliosis and seizures in mouse models of Alexander disease." Brain Research In: , Vol. 1582, 25.09.2014, p. 211-219.
*"The spectrum of neurobehavioral sequelae after repetitive mild traumatic brain injury : A novel mouse model of chronic traumatic encephalopathy." Journal of Neurotrauma In: , Vol. 31, No. 13, 01.07.2014, p. 1211-1224.
*“ 'Hit & Run' model of closed-skull traumatic brain injury (TBI) reveals complex patterns of post-traumatic AQP4 dysregulation." Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism In: , Vol. 33, No. 6, 06.2013, p. 834-845.
*"Sleep drives metabolite clearance from the adult brain." Science In: , Vol. 342, No. 6156, 2013, p. 373-377.