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New technique bypasses the blood-brain barrier to deliver neuroprotection.


The blood-brain barrier represents a fundamental limitation in treating neurological disease because it prevents all neuropeptides from reaching the central nervous system (CNS). Currently, there is no efficient method to permanently bypass the blood-brain barrier.  Now, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Boston University have successfully shown neuroprotection in a Parkinson’s mouse model using a new technique, known as nasal mucosal

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