‘Giggling’ Epilepsy Our Latest Target for Focused Ultrasound Research

June 2, 2018

I’ve told you about many of the ways we’re exploring the use of focused sound waves to do brain surgery without actually cutting into the skull, but here’s a new one: Dr. Nathan Fountain is testing focused ultrasound to… Read More

One of 2017’s Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements!

April 18, 2018

Here’s a well-earned recognition: Our Daniel “Trey” Lee’s pioneering work in battling pediatric leukemia has been honored as one of 2017’s top 10 Clinical Research Achievements by the Clinical Research Forum.

Dr. Lee’s research weaponizes immune cells, known as T… Read More

A Top Clinical Research Achievement

April 19, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Elias and his team. Their use of focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, has been named a top clinical research achievement of 2016.

The Clinical Research Forum presented the honor last… Read More

The Biggest Stories of the Last Five Years

October 15, 2016

I’ve been covering medical discoveries at UVA for about five years now. The two stories that have hit the biggest in the media have been focused ultrasound, which I told you about here, and Jonathan Kipnis’ discovery of… Read More