Gulliver’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

By LifETIME CDT Student: Patrick C Hurley (CÚRAM, University of Galway) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – you may have heard of the disease, you may know someone afflicted by it, but what exactly is it and what makes it such a serious diagnosis? MS is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System CNS and is

Decoding Mysteries of Blood-Brain Barrier

By LifETIME CDT Student: Viswanath Vittaladevaram (NUI Galway) Like a defensive line in a football field, the blood-brain barrier protects central nervous system against pathogens and toxins and regulates the passage of many cells and substances into nervous tissue. A vast majority of disorders associated with central nervous system is linked with blood brain barrier