Poisons to cure the brain


Extensive article about the various research projects undertaken by Ernest Giralt’s group at IRB Barcelona. The article focuses on those devoted to the design of peptides with the capacity to cross the blood-brain barrier. “I think we are the only group worldwide studying the use of poisons as transporters of new drugs into the brain,” explains Ernest Giralt, full professor of the UB and coordinator of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme at IRB Barcelona.