Neuroscience

In first, scientists use sound waves to control brain cells

Salk scientists have developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic waves. The new technique, dubbed sonogenetics, has some similarities to the burgeoning use of light to ...

Other

Call for more medical ultrasound research in Australia

The QUT medical physicist who developed a fast, non-invasive way of using ultrasound to assess osteoporotic fracture risk says that ultrasound is the 'unsung hero' of the medical diagnosis and treatment world.

Medications

FDA OKs new varicose vein treatment

(HealthDay)—A new system to permanently treat varicose veins in the legs by sealing the affected veins with adhesive was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Medical research

Osteoarthritis and the (not so) painful step toward a cure

On Tuesday, September 17, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will publish a novel technique for imaging muscle function while in motion. Research in this area could uncover the root of musculoskeletal disorders, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ultrasound device might be a mood booster

(HealthDay)—Imagine putting on special ultrasound headphones and cheering up when you're feeling blue. Such a device could someday be an option, a new small study suggests.

Cancer

Good vibrations: Mediating mood through brain ultrasound

University of Arizona researchers have found in a recent study that ultrasound waves applied to specific areas of the brain are able to alter patients' moods. The discovery has led the scientists to conduct further investigations ...

Other

Wireless ultrasound transducers help physicians

Siemens has presented the world's first ultrasound system with wireless transducers. The system's transducers, which can be easily operated with one hand, transmit ultrasound images via radio waves to the screen on the base ...

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