Canadian Researchers Break Blood-Brain Barrier with New Ultrasound Treatment

Discussion in 'Research News' started by newfie, Nov 10, 2015.

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    1. newfie
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    2. Raab
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      Using high frequency sound waves too... :ROFL:

      Fantastic news, thanks for posting.
       
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    3. SoulStation
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      This is quite interesting. I wonder if this could hold potential to make meds which don't work now work better / more efficiently.
       
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    4. newfie
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      Awesome :)
       
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    8. hoper
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    9. Bertman
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      Thats very cool, I always thought air in the blood stream was extremely dangerous but I guess the small size of the bubbles eliminates the risk.
       
    10. Danny
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      hey newf.....it's about time someone posted this news.....it could change the face of medicine......originally done to help alzhiemer patients but the possibilities could be endless and could open the door to reach other parts of the brain to help the healing process
       
    11. skoupidis

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      Hypothetically speaking, it could help deliver proper (hypothetical again) drugs to cure tinnitus or hearing loss. The targets could be the cochlea of course, the auditory nerve or even other parts of the nerve or brain that have problems. But tinnitus wise, they will first have to find the cause and the cure...

      What comes immediately to mind is the AM-101 and the Genvec treatments that do damage the eardrum in order to go deeper and deliver the drug. And still it is unknown how much drug is properly positioned. Many more methods of this short could be developed if the delivery is correctly and easily done. Stem cells, genes, could be precisely delivered, not a small thing considering how important the delivery is in these treatments!

      It would also be interesting to apply a treatment based on this procedure into vascular problems like microvascular compression of the auditory nerve and not only: Something to soften the vessel perhaps (Atherosclerosis cured/treated?) Of course there should be some medicine to do just that when released direclty at the particular point of interest and only there.

      Many possibilities, but also, too many hypotheses...
       

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