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Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2017

The blood-brain barrier is a collection of specialized cells and proteins that control the movement of molecules from the blood to the central nervous system.

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Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2017

To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.

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Bubbles for Broken Bones

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2017

Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles enable gene delivery to fix fractures.

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The new technique helped pig tibias heal in just eight weeks.

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Zika and Birth Defects

By Catherine Offord | March 8, 2016

A study provides stronger evidence for the causal link between Zika infection and microcephaly, and warns of a host of other birth defects associated with the virus.

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Stimulating Neurons with Sound

By Kate Yandell | September 15, 2015

Researchers present sonogenetics, a technique to activate select Caenorhabditis elegans neurons with ultrasound waves.

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Mums Tell Dads to Care

By Dan Cossins | January 8, 2013

Mouse mothers emit ultrasound vocalizations and odor cues to stimulate otherwise uninterested fathers to provide parental care to their pups.

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Space Rocks

By Cristina Luiggi | June 1, 2012

Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.

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Brainspotting

By Amber Dance | December 1, 2011

New, minimally invasive techniques for seeing deep inside living brains

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