November 14, 2019
John Grisham’s The Tumor Has Reached One Million People

Four years ago, the Foundation’s Chairman, Neal F. Kassell, MD, and Board member and best-selling author John Grisham shared focused ultrasound’s potential and debuted Grisham’s short book, The Tumor, at TEDx Charlottesville. We are pleased to share that the book has now reached a major milestone.  

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 Foundation News
Focused Ultrasound for Psychiatric Disorders Webinar

In a recent webinar, Renana Eitan, MD, discussed neurosurgical treatment options for treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders and the rationale for introducing focused ultrasound for psychiatry. 

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Donor Profile: Anonymous

Inspired by a presentation at TEDx Charlottesville in 2015, one Foundation donor chooses to support our mission without recognition. 

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Apply Now: Lockhart Memorial Prize Offered for Cancer Research

The deadline to apply or nominate a colleague for this annual $75,000 cash award – established in memory of Andrew Lockhart – is November 22

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US Senator Congratulates Foundation on Virginia Bio Award

US Senator Mark R. Warner of Virginia recently commended the Foundation for receiving an award for Outstanding Contributions to Virginia Bioscience from the Virginia Biotechnology Association.

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Blog Discusses Focused Ultrasound for Mental Illness

One in five adults (47.6 million) in the United States suffers from some form of mental illness. Could focused ultrasound offer an answer for these patients?

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Patient News
Meet Sivi: Essential Tremor Patient Steady Seven Years after Focused Ultrasound

Sivi Krishnan traveled internationally to receive focused ultrasound treatment for his essential tremor in 2013. 

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Meet Jeffrey: The First Patient in a Clinical Trial for OCD

Jeffrey Kotas was the first person in North America to participate in a clinical trial investigating the safety of using focused ultrasound to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). 

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Research News
Queensland Brain Institute Awarded $1M for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia

The Queensland Brain Institute’s impressive research portfolio has received $1 million from the Australian government’s Medical Research Future Fund “Frontier Health and Medical Research” scheme. 

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Focused Ultrasound Abstracts Requested for Video Journal, JoVE

Tao Sun, PhD, a Research Fellow in Radiology at Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) is seeking abstracts for a video methods collection on focused ultrasound for neurological disorders. 

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Meeting Report: Neuroscience 2019

Twenty-five presentations at the Society for Neuroscience’s premier meeting, Neuroscience 2019, featured focused ultrasound research.

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Research Roundup

The Columbia University neuroscience team led by Elisa Konofagou, PhD, has developed a novel, portable, and non—MRI-guided system for using focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier in humans. 
 
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Industry News
Sonic Concepts Develops Novel, Customized Platform for Neuromodulation

Under the branding of “NeuroFUSTM,” Seattle-based Sonic Concepts is expanding its ability to provide custom technology solutions to researchers – now in the area of focused ultrasound neuromodulation.

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New Focused Ultrasound Device Available to Treat Uterine Fibroids in Germany

Mirabilis Medical has announced that Universitätsklinik Bonn (the University Clinics and Medical School of Bonn) is now offering patients focused ultrasound treatment for uterine fibroids using their device. 

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Upcoming Events
November 20-24, 2019 Society for NeuroOncology (SNO) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ

December 1-6, 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

December 2-6, 2019 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), San Diego, CA

January 13-15, 2020 The ICR Conference, Orlando, FL

January 23-26, 2020 North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

February 13-16, 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

May 17-20, 2020 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, HICO, Gyeongju, Korea

September 10-13, 2020 European Association of Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Glasgow, UK


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