Key Points

  • Scientists at the University of Virginia explored the effect of varying focused ultrasound energy levels to deliver gene therapy to the brain.
  • The researchers were able to fine tune the focused ultrasound to preferentially deliver genetic material to specific types of brain cells.
  • Various pressure levels enabled the genes to reach cells within and beyond the blood-brain barrier.

Key Points

  • Scientists sought to determine whether neuromodulation with focused ultrasound could treat inflammatory bowel disease in a preclinical model.
  • When compared with a control group, the therapy resulted in improved stool consistency, reduced bleeding, and healthier colons.


Key Points

  • President Joe Biden’s longstanding commitment to fact-based policy and decision-making, science, and healthcare will help expedite the advancement of focused ultrasound for patients in the US and around the world.
  • The President has elevated the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) director to a cabinet-level position for the first time in history. The work of the Foundation fits within the mandate of OSTP, which in part advises the Executive Office on scientific and technological aspects of health.
  • In 2014, then-vice president Biden visited the 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound in Bethesda, Maryland; his attendance was a great inspiration to the community.


Key Points

  • Mr. Chambers is a philanthropist, humanitarian, and an early and successful pioneer in the private equity landscape.
  • He is Ambassador to the World Health Organization for Global Strategy and Health Financing
  • Learn why he supports focused ultrasound and the Foundation.

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