Author Archives: Vijaya Iyer, PhD

Scientists Use Patient Cells, Chip Technology to Re-create Blood-Brain Barrier Defects

Researchers at California’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have re-created the blood-brain barrier, a vital component of the central nervous system, using Organ-Chip technology by Emulate. This advances the possibility of patient-specific treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, including  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Blood-brain barrier defect has been linked to…

Poor Sleep Common in Newly Diagnosed ALS Patients, Study Shows

Newly diagnosed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients often experience poor sleep quality due to symptoms of depression and difficulty turning in bed, a patient survey shows. The study, “Poor Sleep Quality in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at the Time of Diagnosis,” was published in the Journal…