Penetrating the blood brain barrier

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    Researchers at DTU Nanotech are investigating methods where gold particles with specific surfaces are able to ‘trick’ their way through these defensive barriers and enter the brain. The brain has a tremendously well protected barrier, which separates the fragile brain from toxic particles and other harmful influences in the bloodstream. Only certain molecular moieties are allowed to pass.

    Subject

    Nanomedicine

    Period18 Jan 2018

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    • TitlePenetrating the blood brain barrier
      Media name/outletSamples
      Media typeWeb
      CountryDenmark
      Date18/01/2018
      DescriptionResearchers at DTU Nanotech are investigating methods where gold particles with specific surfaces are able to ‘trick’ their way through these defensive barriers and enter the brain. The brain has a tremendously well protected barrier, which separates the fragile brain from toxic particles and other harmful influences in the bloodstream. Only certain molecular moieties are allowed to pass.
      Producer/AuthorTechnical University of Denmark - Nanotech
      URLwww.nanotech.dtu.dk/english/Samples-newsletter/Jan-18/Blood-brain
      PersonsMartin Bak

    Keywords

    • Nanomaterials
    • Gold nanoparticles
    • Nanomedicine
    • Glioma
    • Brain cancer