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Oxytocin-delivering nasal device to treat mental illness

from Neuroscience News

Researchers have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was found to deliver medicine to the brain with few side effects. Because of oxytocin's role in social behavior, researchers have explored the possibility of administering the hormone for the treatment of mental illness. As oxytocin is a relatively large molecule, it has trouble crossing the barrier between the brain and circulating blood. more


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