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An Enhanced Human Blood-Brain Barrier Chip for Drug Discovery

News   Jun 14, 2019 | Original story from the Wyss Institute

 
Human Blood-Brain Barrier Chip Aids Development of Brain-targeting Drugs

This illustration shows how In the Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB), thin endothelial capillaries (red) are wrapped by supporting pericytes (green) and astrocytes (yellow), enabling them to generate a tight barrier with highly selective transport functions for molecules entering the brain fluid from the blood stream. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

 
 
 

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