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Graduate student Michael Schappe (left) and Bimal Desai, PhD, have discovered a switch that could let doctors shut down inflammation.
The Switch That Could Shut Down Inflammation – Even in the Brain
2/26/2018

Our Bimal Desai, PhD, has discovered an electrical switch within a certain type of immune cell that could let us treat inflammatory diseases including inflammation of the brain, as seen in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, for the first time. What he found was that this switch, called an ion channel,…

Richard Price, PhD, is exploring the potential of focused ultrasound to treat cancer.
Advancing Great Work in Focused Ultrasound
10/6/2017

Congratulations are in order for Richard Price, PhD, a professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and radiation oncology. He was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation's inaugural $75,000 Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize. Lockhart died in 2016 from an aggressive form of cancer that affects the liver…

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