Offering New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment
May 15th, 2015
It’s one of the final frontiers in biomedical research — how to target and treat brain disease. Now a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology has found a new way to address this age-old challenge.
Professor Isabelle Aubert, also a senior scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), is using a technology developed by fellow SRI researcher Dr. Kullervo Hynynen to overcome the blood-brain barrier, a densely layered filter that lines the brain’s blood vessels. While this barrier protects the brain from toxins, infections and other threats, it also blocks drugs from treating brain diseases.