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Tag: Blood-Brain Barrier

Brain anatomy
A study conducted in Sweden and published in Scientific Reports has outlined the relationship between aging and the metabolites present in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which cushions and supports the brain and spine. A detailed, metabolic analysis The researchers extracted CSF from 41 people aged 20 to 74 who don't have neurological disorders. They investigated somewhat...
Gut brain inflammation
A recent review published in Cureus shows why fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) might be able to help sufferers of Alzheimer's disease, showing how tightly the gut and brain are intertwined. Why would this ever work? The gut and brain are closely linked through biochemistry, and last month, we published an article about how the gut...
Blood-brain barrier
Research suggests that the degradation of the blood-brain barrier over time is a factor in the development of brain diseases. An organ we don't want to age As our brains age, we experience memory loss, a decreased ability to multitask, a lower attention span, and slower information processing [1, 2]. Severe diseases can occur as...
Blood-brain barrier
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...
Brain inflammation
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...
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...