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Nathan Fountain, MD, is investigating the potential of focused ultrasound to treat a rare form of
‘Giggling’ Epilepsy Our Latest Target for Focused Ultrasound Research
6/2/2018

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 treat a rare brain mass that causes unintentional giggling, seizures and…

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One of 2017’s Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements!
4/18/2018

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 cells, in pediatric and young adult clinical trial participants to…

Jeff Elias, MD, pioneered the use of focused ultrasound for treating the most common movement disorder.
A Top Clinical Research Achievement
4/19/2017

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 night to Dr. Elias and University of Maryland neurologist Paul…

The Biggest Stories of the Last Five Years
10/15/2016

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 a previously unknown connection between the brain and immune system. You’d think…

Jeff Elias, MD, pioneered the use of focused ultrasound for treating the most common movement disorder.
Focused Ultrasound: A Big Day for UVA (and Medicine)
7/11/2016

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved focused ultrasound for the treatment of essential tremor, the most common movement disorder. This is a very big day for UVA, as our Dr. Jeff Elias shepherded the international clinical trial that led to the device's approval. Using this approach, doctors can…

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