“How bee poison could help medications reach the brain”

Image: PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images.
Image: PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images.

High impact in the international media of Ernest Giralt's latest work presented at the meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco. Giralt, head of the Design, Synthesis and Structure of Peptides and Proteins Lab at IRB Barcelona, is working on transforming a protein from bee venom into a tool that helps treatments get inside the brain. 

“We thought that because the venoms of some animals are able to attack the central nervous system, they should be able to go through the blood-brain barrier and possibly shuttle drugs across it," explains Giralt. 

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