Deeper understanding of the blood-brain barrier may lead to targeted treatments (The Dana Foundation Website – 9 February 2009)

Dana_logoAn article about advances in understanding how the blood-brain barrier works may provide clinicians hope for better treatments for certain disorders. 

Excerpt:

 Several new studies of the blood-brain barrier may pave the way for better treatments of certain cancers and inflammatory brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a network of specialized blood vessels that both transports nutrients into the neural tissue from the bloodstream and blocks potentially harmful substances…

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