Category Archives: Friedreich’s Ataxia

New ‘shuttle’ can cross the blood-brain barrier and transport substances into the brain.

The brain is protected by a barrier of cells that tightly regulates the transport of substances into this organ in order to prevent infection. The essential protective function of this barrier is also a red light for 98% of drug candidates for the treatment of the central nervous system. Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have

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