Alzheimer’s Gene Risk Triggers Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier...

Jun 30, 2020 by

Although scientists have known for a while that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s, researchers at the University of Southern California recently discovered that the variant is also linked to damage to the blood-brain barrier....

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Early Alzheimer’s linked to “leakage” in the brain

Aug 5, 2016 by

While normally, the blood-brain barrier prevents leaks between the brain and the bloodstream, people with early Alzheimer’s appear to have more of them....

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Steroids rapidly restore blood-brain barrier after TBI

Apr 13, 2015 by

A study from Columbia Engineering has found that giving soldiers steroids right after a blast injury occurs may help rapidly restore the blood-brain barrier’s function....

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Blood vessel break down may lead to Alzheimer’s

Feb 11, 2015 by

Using high-res imaging to study the brains of living humans, researchers found that the brain’s blood barrier gets leaky with age, which may contribute to Alzheimer’s....

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New technology sends antibodies through blood-brain barrier

Dec 19, 2014 by

The results of the Roche-designed Brain Shuttle technology, a means of efficiently transferring investigational antibodies from the blood through the blood-brain barrier into the brain, may be big news in the fight against Alzheimer’s. By transferring antibodies through the...

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