HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Injecting Drugs With Sound Waves

The following news conference will take place in the Whidbey Room of the Westin Seattle Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington. It will occur at an international meeting devoted exclusively to the science of acoustics: the Joint 16th International Congress on Acoustics (ICA) and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), to take place between June 20-26 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers and the Westin Seattle. A news release on the meeting can be found at http://www.acoustics.org/press_release.html.

Using Ultrasound To Inject Insulin, Enhance Gene Therapy, Activate Anticancer Drugs, And Break Up Blood Clots

Yosi Kost of MIT (617-253-5359) will discuss sonophoresis, the use of sound waves in place of needles to inject drugs such as insulin and interferon directly through the skin (3aBV3). Using this technique, the Ekos Corporation in Bothell, Washington (contact Tom Keenan or Joe Eichinger, 425-482-1108) is developing an acoustically based insulin-delivery system for people with diabetes. James Greenleaf of the Mayo Clinic (507-284-8496) will describe how ultrasound may aid the introduction of genetic material in living cells (3aBV6).

Pierre Mourad of the University of Washington (206-543-6921) will describe the technique of ultrasound enhanced thrombolysis (UET)--the use of ultrasound to destroy blot clots everywhere in the body (5aBVb1). George H. Harrison of the University of Maryland at Baltimore (410-706-7133) will discuss sonodynamic therapy--the process of using sound to activate drugs at specific sites in the body (3pBV2) Developing anti-cancer drugs that are activated by ultrasound only at the desired regions can potentially minimize the devastating effects of chemotherapy.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE JUNE 22: Please feel free to call Ben Stein of the American Institute of Phys
'"/>

Contact: Ben Stein
bstein@aip.acp.org
301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
13-Jun-1998


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drugs used to treat Alzheimers in nursing homes are worsening sufferers illness
2. Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
3. Drugs experts call for government backing to stop the spread of hepatitis C
4. Drugs may not be best weapon against teen migraines, study finds
5. Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies
6. Drugs made from polymers, the stuff of plastics
7. Even in an era of HAART Drugs, HIV patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections
8. Two Beta-Blocker Drugs Equal In Treating Heart Failure
9. Interferon Significantly Affects Metabolism Of Other Drugs Given To Cancer Patients, Finds University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
10. Advertising May Influence Physicians Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
11. Should Doctors Urge Patients To Take Breaks From Their Drugs?

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2017)... ... ... More than half of Americans suffering from noise-induced hearing loss do not ... causes hearing loss? May 1 marks the beginning of Better Hearing & Speech Month—a ... as schedule a hearing evaluation for anyone with concerns about his/her hearing. , Approximately ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... It's ... there are a number of illnesses that are unclear as to whether or not ... their heads. Bronchitis is one of these illnesses. So, FindaTopDoc took a look into ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... distribution of the GlycoMark test throughout the Northeast U.S. , GlycoMark is ... with diabetes. The GlycoMark test provides a clinically proven one- to two-week measure ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... exposed to more adverse experiences than children in the general population. That’s because ... abuse, neglect or other family challenges. While no fault of their own, youth ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Bill Howe started his sewer and drain company in ... Howe joined the team, the Bill Howe brand was born and they began cultivating ... giving back to the San Diego community in which they worked, lived and were ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the "Company"), announces that it ... 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario ... the Company is scheduled to present on Tuesday, May 2 at ... Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler will also attend ... For more details ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... NEW YORK , April 19, 2017 The ... anticipated to showcase a healthy CAGR during the forecast period ... product type in the global digital mobile X-Ray devices market, ... 2,000 Mn in 2017, expanding at a CAGR of 7% ... create absolute $ opportunity of more than US$ 100 Mn ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 Global Surgical Drainage Device ... tubes used to remove excess liquid and air. The ... urine, bile or lymph. Surgical drains are used in ... as orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery etc. ... to prevent accumulation of fluid e.g. blood or pus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: