Using ultrasound to get past the blood/ brain barrier

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https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325428.php

The blood-brain barrier is a complex feature of the blood vessels that feed the brain and the rest of the central nervous system.

The technique is called focused ultrasound (FUS) and promises to open the door to thousands of drugs that could treat a range of brain conditions if they could cross the blood-brain barrier.

The FUS technique beams ultrasound pulses through the skull to a precise location in the brain. When the pulses meet microbubbles that scientists have injected into the bloodstream, they cause the microbubbles to oscillate between the walls of the tiny blood vessels.


(Tested only on mice)
 

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and they say, that alone the OPENING of the blood brain barrier could support the "natural" clearance of disease-causing things from the brain... i understand
  • The cap uses ultrasound waves and microbubbles to open the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from infection and foreign objects
  • Researchers hope this will help the body break down the build-up of proteins that smother neurons, causing memory loss and confusion
  • Another alternative is to deliver drugs directly to the site of the disease
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/...ew-clinical-trial-testing-ultrasound-cap.html