Ultrasound tech for degenerative diseases

"Ultrasound technology could treat degenerative brain diseases"
Science Nation – April 2, 2014

Elisa Konofagou, a bioengineer at Columbia University, believes ultrasound technology could become be a vital component in treating and perhaps curing degenerative brain diseases such as Cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. One big problem is associated with the blood/brain barrier. Konofagou believes ultrasound waves could be one key to turning the blood/brain barrier on and off.

Drivers for neuron gene expression

Principal Investigator: Oliver Hobert
Columbia Neuroscience
Title: "Developing drivers for neuron type-specific gene expression"
BRAIN Category: Tools for Cells and Circuits (RFA MH-14-216)

Dr. Hobert and colleagues will create a highly selective technology for experimentally manipulating genes in neurons, by tapping into the regulatory machinery of individual cell types.

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