Solving the Blood‑Brain Barrier Challenge
The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a system of blood vessels that protects the brain from toxins and chemical fluctuations. While it is necessary to help keep the brain healthy, it also poses a problem in delivering medications that could help treat disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. In this series of videos, Dr David L Silver, PhD Professor and Deputy Director Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Programme for the Duke-NUS Medical School, talks about the discovery of a carrier and its transporter that helps deliver therapeutic treatments across the Blood-Brain Barrier. This fundamental discovery has resulted in our revolutionary platform for delivering drugs more effectively into the brain.