A new blood-brain barrier on a chip system is being used to study neuroinflammation, researchers report.
Researchers successfully grew adult human neurons from tissue donated from surgery patients. The researchers were able to identify at least 5 brain cell types and the potential proteins each cell could make.
Mini-brains that are able to grow blood vessels are paramount for future investigation of neurological disorders, researchers report.
According to researchers, a population of cells that help protect the brain from disease are not immune cells, but endothelial cells.
According to researchers, bone marrow stem cell transplants helped repair damage to the blood spinal cord barrier in mouse models of ALS. This helped improve motor functions and nervous system conditions.
Researchers discover key elements associated with tumor cells binding to blood vessels. The findings could help develop new treatments to halt the development of brain tumors.
Exposure to everyday stressors may result in impairments in endothelial function for patients with major depressive disorder. The findings reveal a possible reason for the association between stress, depression and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Vascular cell loss results in neuron loss, researchers report. However, pericytes secrete a substance that helps protect neurons, even when vascular cell degeneration begins to occur.