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Overcoming the blood—brain barrier: FDA-approved drug could aid therapeutic delivery

Researchers from Cornell University (NY, USA) have demonstrated that an existing FDA-approved drug could be utilized to deliver therapeutic agents to the brain, potentially facilitating treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and chemotherapy-resistant cancers.

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Ramaswamy Narayanan about 4 years ago

Very useful discovery. Delivery across the blood brain barrier has been a challenge for a long time. This has limited the usefulness of many drugs. Another powerful example of going after repurposed medicine. Finding a new use for an existing approved drug hopefully will become a norm. This observation has a potential to translate lot of basic research observations into a therapeutic reality.