August 27, 2019
The blood-brain barrier is the normally tight border that prevents harmful molecules in the bloodstream from entering the brain. A recent study found that the blood-brain barrier can be damaged by the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. This allows toxins to enter the brain, further harming neurons. Researchers at MIT have found a drug, etodolac, that restores the blood-brain barrier and continue to search for effective drugs.
- Not a rare disease
Alzheimer's disease without neurofibrillary tangles
Early-onset, autosomal dominant Alzheimer disease
Familial Alzheimer disease
Late-Onset Familial Alzheimer Disease