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Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 431470, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/431470
Editorial

Blood-Brain Barrier Breakdown and Blood-Brain Communication in Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases

1Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences and Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
2Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3140, USA

Received 26 April 2011; Accepted 26 April 2011

Copyright © 2011 Alon Friedman and Daniela Kaufer. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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