blood-brain barrier

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a mechanism that creates a barrier between brain tissues and circulating blood

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Ultrasound waves will then be delivered to oscillate the microbubbles causing temporary disruption of the blood brain barrier.
In addition, the researchers observed that copper provoked inflammation of brain tissue which may further promote the breakdown of the blood brain barrier and the accumulation of Alzheimer's-related toxins.
The blood brain barrier protects the brain from foreign substances that may cause damage, protects the brain from hormones and neurotransmitters, and maintains a constant environment for the organ.
High levels of cholesterol are a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, perhaps by compromising the protective nature of the blood brain barrier.
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers at University of Iowa have discovered a way to turn the blood brain barrier into a production and delivery system for getting therapeutic molecules directly into brain cells.
Satoshi Uchiyama, MD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Nizet Laboratory and lead author on the study, said: "Our tissue culture studies showed that the NanA protein was both necessary and sufficient for bacterial penetration of the blood brain barrier endothelial cells.