First Alzheimer's patient treated with focused ultrasound to
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The BBB is a protective barrier that surrounds the tiniest blood vessels in the brain (capillaries), preventing the passage of proteins and other potentially toxic substances from getting into the brain from the bloodstream.This has been a major roadblock for clinical neurology, but there is a solution, perhaps a partial one, in the form of focused ultrasound.The first Alzheimer’s patient has just been treated using ultrasound to open up the blood-brain barrier in his brain.Though no drugs have been administered, the researchers are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the technique on such patients. Previously, only chemo agents have been delivered into the brain by opening the blood-brain barrier using ultrasound, but if this study goes well the next step will involve drug delivery. We share the video below about research from Sunnybrook's Health science centre, Canada where the study is ongoing and the focused ultrasound technology used is INSIGHTEC’s Exablate Neuro system...

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