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  • The brain and spinal cord are insulated by a tight cellular seal called the blood-brain barrier that prevents foreign chemicals from easily getting into the brain.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The entire neurological system is protected by something called the blood-brain barrier, a set of tightly packed cells that acts as kind of a filter system, protecting the brain.

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  • The brain is walled off from the microbiome by a series of biochemical moats and ramparts known as the blood-brain barrier.

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  • One advantage of IGF-II is that it can cross the blood-brain barrier, so it could potentially be administered through the bloodstream or as a vapor through the nose, rather than injected directly into the brain.

    Protein Is Found to Boost Memory

  • Current treatments can relieve many symptoms, but not the neurological effects, because the therapies can't cross the blood-brain barrier, according to the companies.

    Pfizer, Biotech Partner to Develop Drugs for Rare Diseases

  • "The drug comes in and it's soaked up, and you try to soak up as much as you can before it crosses the blood-brain barrier."

    Quest for Vaccines to Treat Addiction

  • Although the drug is easily absorbed when taken orally, the body's blood-brain barrier protects it from getting to its target — the spinal cord area.

    Cerebral palsy treatment

  • The key is getting the drugs on site, rather than having them circulate through the body only to be stymied by the blood-brain barrier.

    Potential Parkinson's Treatment Explored

  • The partnership represents Medtronic's latest attempt to get medication past the blood-brain barrier, a tightly packed network of cells in brain capillaries that only lets certain substances through, including key nutrients.

    Medtronic, Lilly to Collaborate on Parkinson's

  • The pact, announced Tuesday, adds to Medtronic's roster of projects aimed at using implantable drug pumps and catheters to circumvent the blood-brain barrier.

    Potential Parkinson's Treatment Explored


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