A new ultrasound technique uses microbubbles and focused sound waves to help chemo medication sneak past the the stubborn blood-brain barrier. Developed by Canadian surgeons, the technique could eventually be used to treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s and depression.
For the first time ever in humans, neuroscientists have penetrated the stubborn barrier that protects the brain from toxins in the bloodstream. The breakthrough means that doctors can now deliver drugs to previously inaccessible parts of the brain, making it easier to treat cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.
The eighth season of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi as the brand-new Twelfth Doctor, arrives this August, and the BBC has released the very first teaser trailer! And when I say "teaser trailer," I mean "hilariously brief footage that is essentially a still photo of Capaldi in silhouette." It's ridiculous.
If you're like me, or most cell phone users for that matter, I'm sure there's been a time when you've spent way too much time trying to talk to your carrier's customer service, and got absolutely nowhere. Be it a billing problem, bad service or just a general complaint, we've all been left holding our...phones on more…