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Tag: Blood-brain barrier

July 09, 2020
The mechanisms at work in the blood-brain barrier change with age, affecting the selectivity of this vital interface. The blood-brain barrier The blood-brain barrier is a layer of cells in the blood vessels of the brain that prevents molecules in the blood from crossing into the central nervous system. Selective transport across the barrier is...
March 06, 2020
New research suggests that the very immune cells that protect our brain can eventually start attacking it due to chronic systemic inflammation, something that is typically present in older people. The blood-brain barrier The blood-brain barrier (BBB) surrounds most of the blood vessels in the brain and forms a protective barrier between the bloodstream and...
February 07, 2018
New research from the University of Southern California has shed light on how the decline of the brain’s vascular system precedes the build-up of the plaques and tau tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A leaky blood-brain barrier sets the scene for dementia Traditionally, many researchers have focused their efforts on the amyloid and tau proteins...