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July 15, 2021 - Focus Feature: State of the Field Report 2021

{{Subject}} See the report >                   July 15, 2021   Focus Feature: 2021 State of the Field Report     2021...

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Investigator Profile: Mikhail Shapiro, PhD, at Caltech

Dr. Shapiro’s work combines the physical interactions of ultrasound with synthetic biology – the field of...

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First-in-Human Trial of Focused Ultrasound for Pediatric Brain Cancer Now Recruiting Patients

Researchers at Columbia University are seeking patients for a clinical trial using focused ultrasound to facilitate...

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What is Focused Ultrasound?

Like a magnifying glass focusing beams of light on a single point, focused ultrasound concentrates ultrasound energy on a target in the body without harming healthy surrounding tissue.
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What can Focused Ultrasound Treat?

Focused ultrasound is being researched for over 100 diseases worldwide. While most are in the early stages, commercial treatment is now available in the US for essential tremor, tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease, uterine fibroids, bone metastases, and the prostate, and others are being treated elsewhere.
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A family health condition led the Boehlys to learn about focused ultrasound and get involved with the Foundation...
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At Caltech, Dr. Shapiro leads a 28-person research laboratory dedicated to ultrasound imaging and focused ultrasound...
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Neurosona is a Korean focused ultrasound company that aims to develop the technology for brain treatments, including neuromodulation...
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