Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

Epilepsy and Blood Brain Barrier Dysfunction – Retrospective 2012

Mechanisms underlying blood-brain barrier dysfunction in brain pathology and epileptogenesis: role of astroglia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23134496 Abstract Astrocytes are increasingly recognized as equal partners to neurons, also contributing to neurologic disorders such as epilepsy. Activated astrocytes are a common hallmark in patients … Continue reading

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TGF beta the Root of Allergies – Is it the Root of Autism ?

Johns Hopkins Researchers Reveal Genetic Glitch at the Root of Allergies http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/johns_hopkins_researchers_reveal_genetic_glitch_at_the_root_of_allergies Genetic pathway also known for its role in Loeys-Dietz, Marfan syndromes Newly published research by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic … Continue reading

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Microbes, the Gut and How Drugs interact.

Bacterial blockade http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/07/bacterial-blockade/ Research explains how gut microbes can inactivate cardiac drugs For decades, doctors have understood that microbes in the human gut can influence how certain drugs work in the body — by either activating or inactivating specific compounds … Continue reading

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