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BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The researchers also used the tissue model to show that a drug that restores the blood-brain barrier can slow down the cell death seen in Alzheimer's neurons.
Significantly, when this blood-brain barrier was derived from cells of patients with Huntington's disease or Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome, a rare congenital neurological disorder, the barrier malfunctioned in the same way that it does in patients with these diseases.
Significantly, when this blood-brain barrier was derived from cells of patients with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome, a rare congenital neurological disorder, or Huntington disease patients, the barrier malfunctioned in the same way that it does in patients with these diseases.
Chemokine-dependent mechanisms of leukocyte trafficking across a model of the blood-brain barrier. Methods 2003;29:351-361.
The UNC researchers are now trying to determine the precise molecular details of how the set of AAV amino acids allows the viruses to cross the blood-brain barrier. They are also studying how structures that enable bloodbrain barrier crossing might differ from one animal species to another.
However, the vessels of the brain differ from others in one important respect - the so-called blood-brain barrier, which acts as a filter that blocks certain substances from passing through the vessel walls, thus protecting the brain from potentially toxic products while letting through whatever it needs for its structure and function.
Initially, the hypothesis of inflammation as a cause of Alzheimer's disease was discarded due to the "immunologic privilege" resulting from the blood-brain barrier. The concept of immune isolation has morphed to an understanding that the brain has unique immunologic properties but is by no means isolated immunologically.
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a partially permeable protective barrier of tightly linked cells that normally prevents all but a few essential substances from entering the brain and spinal cord.
In a small study, UCLA researchers reported that obstructive sleep apnea contributes to a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier. That barrier plays an important role in protecting brain tissue by limiting harmful bacteria, infections and chemicals from reaching the brain.
The first evidence that obstructive sleep apnea contributes to a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, which plays an important role in protecting neurologic tissue, has been reported by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Almost all of our knowledge about the effect of inflammatory events on blood-brain barrier is related to chronic diseases or acute events, in which exacerbated responses to pathogens are present.
The HARM phenomenon is caused by blood-brain barrier disruption following acute recanalization and reperfusion and consecutive delayed gadolinium contrast enhancement in the subarachnoid space [10].