New technologies for fighting brain disease

Laura Feigenbaum Langer, Henry Brem, Robert Langer

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Abstract

This article discusses efforts that scientists, doctors and researchers are making to fight brain disease such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Scientists are experimenting with a variety of techniques that send medicines directly to the brain. Doctors are already using two of there methods to deliver drugs to other parts of the body, implantable pumps and plastic matrices that slowly relieve medication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66, 69
JournalTechnology review
Volume94
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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