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University Of Maryland Researchers Discover "Key" To Blood-Brain Barrier

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January 4, 2000
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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have identified a receptor in the human brain that regulates the interface between the bloodstream and the brain, which is known as the blood-brain barrier. This breakthrough could lead to a better understanding of this nearly impenetrable barrier and to treatment of diseases that affect the brain, such as Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors, meningitis, Alzheimer's disease, and HIV infection.

Findings Could Lead to New Treatments for Brain Disorders


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