Drugs will counteract the brain barrier in the body, and may be the answer to curing fatal diseases.

Researchers at Florida International University have developed a technique using electro-magnetic particles to deliver the anti-HIV drug AZTTP directly to the brain and bypass the barrier that keeps drugs in the blood from flowing directly to the brain without opening a patient’s skull. With current methods, more than 99% of antiretroviral medicines used to treat HIV are deposited in other organs before travelling to the brain. Higher quantities (up to 97% more) will be able to reach HIV-infected cells targeting the virus that sits in the brain that can cause inflammation and neurological damage.

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