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Jawless fish take a bite out of the blood-brain barrier

May 16, 2019

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including…
Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain

April 24, 2019

Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from…
To Predict Which Cancer Cells Will Attack the Brain, Scientists Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence

March 21, 2019

Not all cancer cells are created equal. Only a small number of cells in a patient’s initial tumor…
Penetrating the blood brain barrier

February 1, 2018

Normally the blood brain barrier ensures that the sensitive brain is able to function without risky interferences from…
Recipe to make human blood-brain barrier

November 10, 2017

The blood-brain barrier is the brain’s gatekeeper. A nearly impenetrable shield of cells, it keeps toxins and other…
Unlocking the blood-brain barrier

May 4, 2017

Already extolled for their health benefits as a food compound, omega-3 fatty acids now appear to also play…
Microbubbles and ultrasound open the blood-brain barrier to administer drugs

November 30, 2016

The impassable blood-brain barrier prevents microorganisms from entering our brain, however it also blocks medicines that could help…
Delivering genes across the blood-brain barrier

February 2, 2016

Caltech biologists have developed a vector capable of noninvasive delivery of genetic cargo throughout the adult central nervous…
Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy

November 23, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer…
Bypassing the Blood-Brain Barrier

November 2, 2015

Researchers at Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear and Boston University have prevented the development of Parkinson’s…
Researchers develop drug delivery technique to bypass blood-brain barrier

October 22, 2015

Breakthrough could help countless patients with neurological conditions that are currently hard to treat Researchers at Massachusetts Eye…
Key protein may affect risk of stroke

June 27, 2015

Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain’s tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk…
Antiviral compound may protect brain from pathogens

May 17, 2015

Researchers have found that an antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens. Studying West Nile virus…
Researchers Show How Blood-Brain Barrier is Maintained

April 28, 2015

The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from…
New Study Finds Aging Brains Start Leaking in the Hippocampal Area

March 4, 2015

Researchers have long speculated that leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) are at least in part to blame…
An ‘ambulance’ for the brain

February 8, 2015

Chemists at IRB Barcelona patent and present a shuttle capable of transporting molecules into the brain; this achievement…
New knowledge about the brain’s effective bouncer

July 20, 2014

Research from the University of Copenhagen is shedding new light on the brain’s complicated barrier tissue. The blood-brain…
Brain tumor invasion along blood vessels may lead to new cancer treatments

July 9, 2014

NIH-funded researchers find brain tumor cells disrupt the brain’s protective barrier, offering potential avenues for therapy Invading glioblastoma…
Breaking Through the Barrier

May 15, 2014

Little-studied mechanism offers new ideas for opening and closing the blood-brain barrier Like a bouncer at an exclusive…
Breaching the blood brain barrier to improve treatment of brain tumors

January 21, 2014

The effectiveness of most cancer treatments targeting the central nervous system (CNS) has been limited due to body’s…
Study Treats Alzheimer’s by Delivering Protein Across Blood-Brain Barrier

December 11, 2013

The body is structured to ensure that any invading organisms have a tough time reaching the brain, an…
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