" US researchers have found a way to deliver the protein needed to treat Alzheimer's disease directly into the brain "
US researchers break through Blood-Brain Barrier to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to deliver the protein needed to treat Alzheimer’s disease directly into the brain.

Previous attempts to deliver the protein necessary to halt the progression of the disease and inhibit the creation beta amyloid plaques, found in Alzheimer’s disease had failed because of the human bodies unique system to stop anything other than very small molecules crossing the bloodstream into the central nervous system.

A study with mice, showed the protein could also traverse the blood-retina barrier, potentially leading to new treatments for not only Alzheimer’s disease, but also eye disease.

Read more about the research at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 Posted: December 9th, 2013
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