Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Using focused ultrasound to treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

The Ultrasound and Elasticity Imaging Laboratory, led by Elisa Konofagou, Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering, develops novel, ultrasound-based techniques for both imaging and therapeutic applications.

Dentistry

Getting to the root of tooth replantation challenges

Completely dislodging a tooth from the socket is not generally considered a reversible process. However, this injury is most common in children, whose roots may not be completely developed, meaning quick reactions could save ...

Medical research

Researchers develop 'dimmer switch' to help control gene therapy

In a major advancement in the field of gene therapy for rare and devastating diseases, researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a "dimmer switch" system that can control levels of proteins ...

Genetics

Treating cystic fibrosis with mRNA therapy or CRISPR

The potential for treating cystic fibrosis (CF) using mRNA therapies or CRISPR gene editing is possible regardless of the causative mutation. CF clinical trials showing that a genotype-agnostic gene therapy for CF is possible ...

Medical research

Researchers destroy cancer cells with ultrasound treatment

An international research team led by Dr. Tali Ilovitsh of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Tel Aviv University developed a noninvasive technology platform for gene delivery into breast cancer cells. The technique ...

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