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What controls the blood brain barrier?
« on: 06/12/2011 13:36:09 »
A signal that controls the integrity of the blood brain barrier - the system that protects and chemically cocoons the brain from the rest of the body - has been discovered.

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What controls the blood brain barrier?
« Reply #1 on: 03/12/2011 09:18:14 »
Interesting.

Perhaps this would at least slow down the progression of diseases such as MS.

Another issue has been developing methods to deliver medications to the brain.  One would have to be careful to not risk inducing a disease like MS, but this research might help with the delivery of chemotherapy agents, for example, to the brain.
 

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What controls the blood brain barrier?
« Reply #2 on: 06/12/2011 18:37:28 »
A signal that controls the integrity of the blood brain barrier - the system that protects and chemically cocoons the brain from the rest of the body - has been discovered.
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