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Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2017

The blood-brain barrier is a collection of specialized cells and proteins that control the movement of molecules from the blood to the central nervous system.

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Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2017

To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.

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Image of the Day: Teeny Tiny Delivery Balls

By The Scientist Staff | August 3, 2017

Scientists designed autonomous nanovesicles capable of following glucose concentration gradients, even through the blood brain barrier in rats.

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