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Bee venom serves to transport medication to the brain

Bee venom serves to transport medication to the brain

Scientists from the Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB) of Barcelona have used bee venom as a "Trojan horse" to deliver drugs to the brain, the center announced this Monday in a statement on the occasion of the celebration of the international Biomed forum that is being held until Wednesday in Barcelona.

It has been known for 100 years that the brain is protected by thousands of tight capillaries that form a barrier, which becomes a barrier and at the same time a brake on the delivery of promising drugs to treat diseases of the central nervous system.

The range of diseases that could benefit from this IRB-tested bee venom shuttle vehicle ranges from Alzheimer's, brain tumors, schizophrenia, stroke, epilepsy and dementia to various types of ataxias. According to the IRB researcher and one of the few specialists in the world of shuttle search, Ernest Giralt, the blood-brain barrier is made up of hundreds of capillaries that "placed one after the other would measure 600 kilometers". "Today we have already advanced enough so that they become the first in

According to the IRB researcher and one of the few specialists in the world of shuttle search, Ernest Giralt, the blood-brain barrier is made up of hundreds of capillaries that "placed one after the other would measure 600 kilometers".

"Today we have already advanced enough to carry out the first clinical trials with shuttle vehicles that overcome the barrier, which is responsible for the low success rate in new therapies", added Giralt.

The also professor at the University of Barcelona (UB) co-organizes with the Japanese scientist Tetsuya Terasaka from the University of Tohoku the IRB Barcelona Biomed ‘Blood-Brain-Barrier’ Conference with the support of the BBVA Foundation.

A select group of 20 scientists who are experts in medical chemistry, basic biology and medicine from universities, research centers, hospitals and biotechnology companies will share the advances with 150 participants selected to attend.

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