Researchers have developed drug-carrying nanoparticles that cross the blood-brain barrier, allowing for more effective delivery to the brain than conventional medications. The nanoparticles can get into tumors and kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells.
Silver and zinc oxide nanomaterials are able to pass through an in vitro blood-brain barrier model in the form of both particles and dissolved ions.
A new imaging study reveals how the MFSD2A transporter protein provides a gateway for omega-3 fatty acids to enter the brain.
DP-ASL, a new neuroimaging technique may help researchers identify early blood-brain barrier dysfunction associated with SVD.
People with schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders may have a more permissive blood-brain barrier which allows the immune system to become more actively involved in the central nervous system. The resulting inflammation may contribute to the clinical manifestation of psychosis-like symptoms.
Separating vascular cell data based on sex helps researchers make new discoveries about why males and females are affected by neurodegenerative diseases differently. Findings point to differences in the blood-brain barrier between males and females.
The stroke byproduct acrolein activates the precursor of heparanase, an enzyme that degrades the glycocalyx in the blood-brain barrier.
Human brain endothelial cells used to generate lab models of the human blood-brain barrier were missing several key proteins found in natural endothelial cells. The cells had more in common with epithelial, a type of cell not normally found in the brain. The findings put into question over a decade worth of lab-based research on the BBB.
A new nanoparticle drug-delivery system resulted in unprecedented siRNA penetration across the intact blood-brain barrier. Researchers say the system could help doctors to treat secondary injuries associated with TBI that can result in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Study reveals the important role astrocytes play in maintaining blood-brain barrier health.