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  1. blood-brain barriernoun

    hematoencephalic barrier

  2. blood-brain barriernoun

    A structure in the central nervous system (CNS) that keeps various substances found in the bloodstream out of the brain while allowing in the substances essential to metabolic function, e.g. oxygen.

    hematoencephalic barrier

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  1. blood-brain barriernoun

    a mechanism that creates a barrier between brain tissues and circulating blood; serves to protect the central nervous system

    "the brain was protected from the large molecules of the virus by the blood-brain barrier"

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  1. Paul Rose:

    It was those iconic images of the dead albatross chicks on the Pacific Islands with their stomachs open and all recognizable plastic items inside it, and most recently, it's been when we discovered the nano-particles do cross the blood-brain barrier, and we were able to prove that plastic is in us.

  2. Kevin Hrusovsky:

    Nobody thought that many of the proteins or bio markers that affect the brain would even be in blood. It was thought, basically, that those proteins and those markers would only be in the brain in the spinal fluid, but what we’ve learned is that a small amount of the spinal fluid, the cerebral spinal fluid, actually leaks into the blood through the blood brain barrier and because our technology can detect things that are so minute in blood, we can test what’s going on in the brain.


    My quotes are like an endless stream in the reality of life. Those who learn from what I share become the ground penetrating, mesmerizing forces, seen but unseen, to which no technology can detect. The forces which traverses the blood brain barrier leaving no visible mark on the M.R.I images.

  4. The Byers:

    The struggle with Sanfilippo is there’s a lot of the cell waste from the disorder in the brain, and the problem with treating it in the past is they can’t get the enzymes past the blood brain barrier. We’re waiting to see if this trial has figured it out.

  5. Eric Leuthardt:

    What's interesting is that the blood-brain barrier is a two-way street, by breaking it down, you can get things into the brain, but also by breaking it down now things can go from your brain out into your circulation, to your peripheral system, which includes your immune system.

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