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Ultrasound-enabled targeting of specific brain circuits

The combination of focused ultrasound and virally encoded receptors engineered to be activated by a designer drug enables, on intravenous administration of the drug, the non-invasive activation or inhibition of brain regions in mice, with cell-type and spatiotemporal specificity.

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Jul 11, 2018
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Chief Editor, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Research

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Pep Pàmies 2 months ago

The cover illustrates the non-invasive modulation of brain circuits, with cell-type and spatiotemporal specificity, via focused ultrasound and virally encoded receptors engineered to be activated by a designer drug.


See Szablowski et al., https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-018-0258-2 


Image: Maayan Harel and Jerzy Szablowski. Cover design: Alex Wing.