Tag: Blood-brain barrier

No gut bacteria, No healthy brain

Gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability “We showed that the presence of the maternal gut microbiota during late pregnancy blocked the passage of labeled antibodies from the circulation into the brain parenchyma of the growing fetus”, says first author Dr. Viorica Braniste at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor […]

Perfluoroalkyl substances, PFASs, are crossing the blood brain barrier of polar bears/ Next up Humans

Contact: Robert Letcher robert.letcher@ec.gc.ca 01-161-329-13563 Aarhus University Environmental toxins enter the brain tissue of polar bears PerFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFASs) and precursor compounds have been used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial products over the past six decades. Applications include water and oil repellent coatings, e.g. for […]