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Exciting breakthrough: new technique paves the way for revolutionary neurological treatments

In a major breakthrough, scientists have made a significant stride in overcoming the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to deliver drugs that hold the potential to treat devastating neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. For years, this protective network has posed a challenge for neurologists, preventing most drugs from reaching the brain.

However, Spanish doctors have successfully demonstrated how a section of the BBB can be temporarily opened using low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU). The groundbreaking non-invasive treatment, performed with a helmet emitting inaudible soundwaves, has shown promising results in monkeys and human patients. This advancement could lead to earlier and safer treatments for neurological diseases, offering hope for millions worldwide.

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