Researchers have found that an antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, researchers at Washington University showed that interferon-lambda tightens the … Continue Reading Researchers ‘block’ the West Nile virus out of the brain by tightening the blood-brain barrier.
The bacteria that sneak past the brain’s defenses to cause deadly bacterial meningitis are clever adversaries. Bacteria use various molecular tricks bacteria use to convince their host that they are … Continue Reading Study identifies ‘molecular trick’ used by bacteria to bypass the blood-brain barrier.
Researchers identify how the blood-brain barrier is maintained to control ‘tight junction’ function.
It has long been known that the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected … Continue Reading Researchers identify how the blood-brain barrier is maintained to control ‘tight junction’ function.