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How The Blood-Brain Barrier Protects You From Death #AskDNews

There’s a fortress between your brain and your blood, but why is it there and can scientists get around it?
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Breaking through the blood-brain barrier

“The bacteria that sneak past the brain’s defenses to cause deadly bacterial meningitis are clever adversaries. New research investigates the molecular tricks bacteria use to convince their host that they are harmless and cause disease.”

How We’ve Succeeded In Breaching The Blood-Brain Barrier At Last

“Last week, a team of Canadian doctors tried an experimental new procedure on a patient in dire straits. Bonny Hall has a brain tumor that she had been managing for years with medication, but it was growing. Her doctors decided to try a new technique in which powerful anti-cancer drugs could burst through the blood-brain barrier.”

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