Posts Tagged ‘blood brain barrier’

Researchers Discover A New Treatment Target For MS

Researchers Discover A New Treatment Target For MS

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system that currently has no cure. People afflicted with this disease experience different symptoms including, numbness, nausea, paralysis, loss of vision as well as impaired balance. While there are treatments available, they all try to slow its progression and diminish the effects of its symptoms.

Recently Discovered Receptor May Hold Key To MS Treatment

Recently Discovered Receptor May Hold Key To MS Treatment

A recently discovered receptor that functions to control the movement of immune cells through the central nervous system barriers may hold the key to treating multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Cornell University have shown how the A2A adenosine receptor acts as a gateway on the blood-brain barrier cells, allowing the immune cells to enter the brain

Researchers Discover Way To Open Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers Discover Way To Open Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers from Cornell University may have solved a long-standing biological puzzle- how to safely open and close the blood-brain barrier. Finding the means to do so may help aid the effective treatment of ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis as well as cancers that affect the central nervous system. The findings of the study