Study Suggests Epilepsy Drugs Are More Effective at Night

Study findings have identified a new mechanism of circadian regulation of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in Drosophila that makes drugs targeted to the brain more effective when administered at night. The BBB is a highly selective membrane barrier with tight junctions that only allows certain molecules to pass through and prevents harmful toxins and bacteria from reaching the brain. However, this strict gatekeeping can prevent medications from effectively treating brain-related disorders, such as epilepsy. The study was published in Cell. More read.

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Author: Dr. Baek

- Scientist (Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology). - Founder / CEO of the biotech company Peption LLC. - Passionate about biotechnological innovations to address important global health issues.

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