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Fooling Brain Defenses to Deliver an Alzheimer’s Drug

The blood-brain barrier is the Berlin Wall of human anatomy and physiology. Its closely packed cells shield neurons and the like from toxins and pathogens, while letting pass glucose and other essential chemicals for brain metabolism (caffeine?). For years, pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers have engaged in halting efforts to traverse this imposing blockade in [...]

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