The blood-brain barrier

Posted - September 2013 in Research Highlights

Dr Karl explains

Dr. Karl

Dr. Karl

Many Australians know of Dr Karl – the funny, slightly eccentric, wildly enthusiastic and hugely knowledgeable, self-professed geek who regularly shares his wisdom on all manner of scientific things on radio, TV and in print.

The blood-brain barrier is important in HSP because any drug treatment needs to successfully cross this barrier to find its way into the upper motor neurons or nerve cells to counteract the impairment caused there by HSP mutations.

Read this article where Dr Karl explains what the blood-brain barrier is and how it works.







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