Neuroscience

Buzzing through the blood-brain barrier

UConn engineers have designed a non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain tissues —a route traditionally blocked by the body's defense mechanisms. They describe their invention ...

Medications

Mathematical model predicts drug concentration in the brain

Do medicines arrive in the right amount at the right spot in our brain? By making a model that depicts our brain in small "brain blocks," Ph.D. student Esmée Vendel tries to find an answer to this question. She made a mathematical ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ultrasound blasts potent glioblastoma drug into brain tumor

One of most potent drugs for treatment of glioblastoma, the most deadly type of brain tumor, can't be used in patients because of two problems. First, it can't reach its target because it's blocked by the blood-brain barrier, ...

Neuroscience

Imaging reveals pathways behind depression

MRI illuminates abnormalities in the brains of people with depression, potentially opening the door to new and improved treatments for the disorder, according to two studies presented this week at the annual meeting of the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Focused ultrasound may open door to Alzheimer's treatment

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease, according to initial study results presented at ...

Oncology & Cancer

New strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer

Researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have developed a strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer in adults that combines a photoactive molecule and a chemotherapeutic agent—both ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis

Over 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure. In a study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University ...

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