blood brain barrier

New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Mexico ready for trials of vaccine against heroin


February 25th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists trying to develop a vaccine to prevent heroin addiction are almost ready to begin human clinical trials, a scientist said.Tests of the medication ... Read more...

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Scientists deliver Alzheimer’s drug directly into brain


March 21st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a new way to deliver Alzheimer's drugs directly to the brain, potentially opening the way to a more effective treatment for sufferers. Efforts ... Read more...

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Delivering drugs directly to brain may help Alzheimer’s sufferers


March 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Oxford have developed a new way to deliver drugs directly to the brain, raising hopes that more effective treatments could be used to ... Read more...

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Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

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Drug from Indian spice builds brain cells after stroke


February 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-hued Indian spice turmeric, helps build brain cells after stroke, research has found. Those who cook Indian dishes ... Read more...

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New hybrid drug, derived from turmeric, may benefit stroke victims


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have created a new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-colored spice turmeric, and found that it affects mechanisms that protect ... Read more...

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Novel approach could benefit stroke victims


February 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Two new studies from Spain provide conclusive evidence that a method developed by Weizmann researchers could accelerate recovery from stroke and head trauma.Much of the devastation of stroke ... Read more...

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Drug cuts fear caused by previous traumatic experiences in mice


January 13th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that mice previously exposed to traumatic situations demonstrate a more persistent memory of fear conditioning-acquired by associating an acoustic stimulus with an ... Read more...

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New method to cleanse brain of Alzheimer’s plaques developed


December 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed new molecular tools that may help in "cleansing" the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer's disease.A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease-a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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New discovery in the fight against Huntington’s disease


November 28th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Scientists have made a novel discovery in the fight against Huntington's disease (HD).HD is an incurable progressive neurodegenerative genetic disorder which affects motor coordination and leads to cognitive ... Read more...

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Key protein controlling blood vessel growth in mice’s brain identified


November 12th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos.Stanford University researchers said that understanding how ... Read more...

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Microbubbles can deliver stroke drugs directly to brain


November 12th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Tiny bubbles of gas injected into the blood, can ease the passage of vital drugs to the brain and help protect it from the effects of a stroke.Bubbles ... Read more...

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Tiny bubbles ‘could deliver stroke drugs directly into the brain’


November 12th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists believe that bubbles could deliver a devastating blow to disease.Injected into the blood, tiny bubbles of gas can ease the passage of vital stroke drugs into the ... Read more...

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Trojan Horse trick to deliver drugs into brains of stroke patients


November 11th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Development of a long-sought method with the potential for getting medication through a biological barrier that surrounds the brain, where it may limit the brain damage caused by ... Read more...

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Novel study offers hope for new class of Alzheimer’s drugs


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new Penn study has discovered and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it ... Read more...

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Soon, nose drops to treat brain cancer


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported the development and testing of a drug that could treat brain cancer, and can be given as nose drops rather than an injection.The new form ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost lab animal’s recovery after stroke


August 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have used human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCB) to treat cultured rat brain cells (astrocytes) deprived of oxygen, which protected them from cell death after stroke-like damage.Astrocytes, ... Read more...

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Antibody cuts brain damage by 70pc in strokes


July 10th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed an antibody that could reduce the side effects of a common stroke drug.The traditional treatment for ischaemic stroke, in which a blood clot cuts off ... Read more...

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Prevention of mental decline in aging rats offers hope to patients with Alzheimer’s


July 9th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A compound, called P7C3, could restore the capacity to form new memories in aging rats, likely by improving the survival of newborn neurons in the brain's memory hub, ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug could enhance delivery of herceptin to brain tumours


May 8th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A drug currently approved to treat erectile dysfunction could significantly improve the delivery of the anti-cancer drug Herceptin to certain hard-to-treat brain tumours, according to a new study ... Read more...

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Brain may use clot-busting drug naturally to offer protection against stroke


May 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): The clot-busting stroke drug tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) can act as a neuroprotectant and may form the keystone of an adaptive response to a reduction in blood flow, ... Read more...

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New magnesium supplement staves off memory loss


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Magnesium, a key nutrient for a good memory, may be even more critical than previously thought for the development of neurons (nerve cell) of children and healthy brain ... Read more...

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Newly identified compound to pave way for brain-protecting drugs


January 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a compound that mimics one of the brain's own growth factors and can protect brain cells against damage in ... Read more...

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Experimental lung cancer drug may help treat brain, prostate cancer


January 4th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A drug, currently undergoing trials for breast and lung cancer, has also been found effective in treating brain cancer glioblastoma and prostate cancer, say researchers.According to Dr. Jerry ... Read more...

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Promising experimental drug against brain, prostate cancers


January 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) An experimental drug undergoing tests against breast and lung cancer shows promise in fighting brain cancer (glioblastoma) and prostate cancer too, says a new research. The drugs are especially ... Read more...

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Chemo drugs may lead to cognitive decline


December 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has shown that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, eventually leading to a ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved Alzheimer’s treatment


November 5th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan have developed new molecular tools that may offer a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.The team has shown how amyloid-beta peptides, which clump together ... Read more...

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Statins can have both beneficial and detrimental on brain cells


October 29th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Apart from treating high cholesterol and lowering the risk of heart disease, statins have also been found to potentially reduce the risks of other diseases, such as dementia. ... Read more...

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Red wine may help treat diabetes


October 15th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The much touted naturally produced molecule called resveratrol, found in red wine, may help squeeze out diabetes, says a new study.In the study, resveratrol has been shown to ... Read more...

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Now, single jab that could prevent blindness


October 13th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A single jab can now prevent people from losing their vision, thanks to researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, who have developed a new method to inject drug ... Read more...

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New method to turn blood-brain barrier into therapy delivery system


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
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 ... Read more...

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Saturated fat in certain foods can spur Alzheimer’s


September 7th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) Certain foods high in saturated fat can increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease, says a new study. "Before now, there has been no dietary driven approach to the ... Read more...

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Scientists track how deadly pathogen subverts brain


August 19th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A specific protein found on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows it to subvert the brain, triggering deadly meningitis in infants, scientists have found, possibly opening ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how meningitis bacteria invade the brain


August 19th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the ... Read more...

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