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Drug for Rare Disorder Linked to Reducing Cholesterol Plaque

April 6, 2016 by  
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Compound being tested in a genetic condition showed promise in treating heart disease in mice By:  Amy Dockser Marcus (Wall Street Journal) Updated April 6, 2016 4:19 p.m. ET Cyclodextrin, a compound now in testing to treat a very rare genetic disease, may have a potential use in treating a much more common condition too: [...]

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In Science, Inspiration Can Come From Unlikely Places

April 6, 2016 by  
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A mom reached out to a scientist with a novel idea for an experiment. Years later, her hunch has blossomed into a published scientific study. By:  Amy Dockser Marcus (Wall Street Journal) Updated April 6, 2016 2:08 p.m. ET In science, ideas can come from anywhere. Still, Eicke Latz was surprised to get an email [...]

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Crossing The Blood Brain Barrier – Does Cyclodextrin Make Its Way Into The Brain?

May 2, 2009 by  
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Dr. David Begley, one of the world’s leading blood brain barrier experts at Kings College London is working on a research project we are currently funding on cyclodextrin and the blood brain barrier. We want to answer the following question. Does hydroxy propel beta cyclodextrin (HPBCD) cross the blood brain barrier? Since less than 5% [...]

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