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Getting therapeutic sound waves through thick skulls

20:00 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of California - Riverside) Ultrasound brain surgery has enormous potential for the treatment of neurological diseases and cancers, but getting sound waves through the skull and into the brain is no easy task. To address this problem, a team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside has developed a ceramic skull implant through which doctors can deliver ultrasound treatments on demand and on a recurring basis.

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