University of Virginia researchers are pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to defy the brain’s protective barrier so that doctors could, at last, deliver many treatments directly into the brain to battle neurological diseases. The approach, the researchers hope, could revolutionize treatment for conditions from Alzheimer’s to epilepsy to brain tumors – and even help repair the devastating damage caused by stroke.
Richard J. Price, PhD, of UVA’s School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural “blood-brain barrier,” which protects the brain from harmful pathogens. His approach aims to breach the barrier only where needed, and only when needed, and then deliver treatments in exquisitely precise fashion… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Richard J. Price, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Price was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to both the field of ultrasound-targeted drug delivery and our understanding of hemodynamic-stress regulated vessel adaptation.