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【BBC媒体英语】打破人类血脑屏障治疗疾病 Breach th 本站原创 更新时间: 2019-12-02         

医生首次打破人类血脑保护屏障,对脑癌施以药物治疗。其它大脑疾病,比如,老年痴呆症也可以用同样方法进行治疗。以下是 BBC Michelle Roberts 发回的报道:

The blood-brain barrier does a good job of keeping toxins out. But this tightly-packed layer of cells which separates the brain from its blood vessels is a hindrance if you want to deliver drugs into the brain.

血脑屏障在阻止毒素方面做得很好。 但是,如果要将药物输送到大脑中,这种紧密堆积的细胞层会将大脑与血管分开,这是一个障碍。

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The patient – 56-year-old Bonny Hall from Canada – had a brain tumour that was growing in size despite conventional treatment and so she was given an intravenous infusion of chemotherapy along with a small dose of microbubbles. A focus beam of ultrasound was then applied to her skull to make the bubbles vibrate and punch holes in the blood-brain barrier.

该患者-来自加拿大的56岁的Bonny Hall-尽管经过常规治疗,脑瘤的大小仍在增长,因此她接受了静脉内化疗药物的注入以及少量微泡的治疗。 然后将超声波聚焦束施加到她的头骨上,以使气泡振动并在血脑屏障中打孔。


Mrs Hall's neurosurgeon Dr Todd Mainprize says the procedure went well but more tests and safety checks are needed.

Another six to ten patients will take part in a safety trial to check for any side effects. If it goes well, the technique could eventually be used to treat other brain conditions, such as dementia, as well as cancer.

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Hall夫人的神经外科医生Todd Mainprize博士说手术很顺利,但是还需要更多测试和安全检查。

另外六至十名患者将参加安全性试验,以检查是否有任何副作用。 如果进展顺利,该技术最终可用于治疗其他脑部疾病,例如痴呆症和癌症。


词汇表


toxins 毒素
hindrance 障碍,阻碍物
conventional 传统的
chemotherapy 化学疗法
ultrasound 超声波
procedure 手术,程序
eventually 最终,终将


测验


请听报道并回答下列问题。

1. What does the barrier between the blood vessels and the brain prevent?

2. What helps to open holes in the brain barrier?

3. True or false? Doctors are confident the technique is safe.

4. Which conditions might be treated by using this technique? 

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答案

1. What does the barrier between the blood vessels and the brain prevent?
It prevents toxins from going into the brain.

2. What helps to open holes in the brain barrier?
Small bubbles which are injected inside the blood vessels and then vibrate when a beam of ultrasound is used.


3. True or false? Doctors are confident the technique is safe.
False. Mrs Hall's neurosurgeon Dr Todd Mainprize says more tests are safety checks are needed.

4. Which conditions might be treated using this technique?  
Cancer and dementia.


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