Jan 15, 2019

Leaky blood-brain barrier identified as potential early-warning sign for Alzheimer’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has described the results of a five-year study into the association between a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and the onset of cognitive impairment. The study suggests leaky capillaries in the brain can act as an early biomarker of cognitive decline, and a new drug being developed for stroke patients may be an effective treatment.

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