Ambulance for the brain

Radio 5 (RNE) has broadcasted a report on a molecule developed by IRB Barcelona capable of crossing the barrier that protects the brain and transporting drugs inside. The breakthrough made by the Peptide and Protein Laboratory was recently published in Angewandte Chemie.

Roger Prades, first author of the article and who did his PhD in this lab, and Benjamí Oller, a PhD student in the same lab, explain how this shuttle works. The molecule opens the door to the development of new drugs for diseases that affect the central nervous system, in addition to giving a new opportunity to drugs previously discarded because they are unable reach the brain unaided.

Listen to the report on RNE (4:10 minutes, in Spanish)