Regulatory News

Scientists at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona in ​​Spain presented a new way to cross the thousands of capillaries that form a protection for the brain to deliver drugs to the inside of the body: with the help of bee venom. "It's like a Trojan horse to conquer the brain," said researcher Ernest Giralt, in an interview with EFE news agency.

Alzheimer's, brain tumors, schizophrenia, and epilepsy are some of the diseases that affect the central nervous system and they need drugs applied directly to the brain. The Barcelona researchers found that, after discarding the toxins, a protein extracted from bee venom is capable of overcoming the 'barrier' of capillaries. Thus, the protein can serve as a way of transporting the drugs to the brain.

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