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A safer route to ultrasonic therapy


January 2, 2018

A new system designed to study how cavitation bubbles created by ultrasound therapy affect nearby cells shows that attaching microbeads to the cellular membrane could make techniques like sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation safer and more effective. Full Story

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Duke University

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