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Oregon Scientists Discover A Second Blood-Brain Barrier; Important Finding For Patients With Brain Cancers And Neurological Disorders

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March 3, 1999
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Oregon Health Sciences University
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Scientists at Oregon Health Sciences University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have observed a second barrier that apparently prevents passage of agents from the blood to the brain. The primary barrier is a good thing in a healthy person, but this barrier also keeps drugs such as cancer-fighting chemotherapy from reaching the brain in patients undergoing treatment for brain tumors and other brain malignancies.

Scientists at Oregon Health Sciences University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have observed a second barrier that apparently prevents passage of agents from the blood to the brain. The primary barrier is a good thing in a healthy person, but this barrier also keeps drugs such as cancer-fighting chemotherapy from reaching the brain in patients undergoing treatment for brain tumors and other brain malignancies.


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Oregon Health Sciences University. (1999, March 3). Oregon Scientists Discover A Second Blood-Brain Barrier; Important Finding For Patients With Brain Cancers And Neurological Disorders. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/03/990303065956.htm
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