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Monday, January 11, 2021 

Sunnybrook focused ultrasound on the cover of Nature Reviews Neurology

Sunnybrook at the forefront of decades of progress in focused ultrasound research
Monday, December 7, 2020 

Focused ultrasound shown to enhance the delivery of promising therapeutic for Alzheimer's disease

Preclinical study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 

New clinical trial at Sunnybrook for bilateral essential tremor treatment with focused ultrasound

Sunnybrook researchers are paving the way for broader applications of the use of focused ultrasound to address essential tremor
Monday, November 23, 2020 

200th Sunnybrook patient receives focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor

This innovative approach, pioneered by Sunnybrook researchers, can improve tremor and have a positive impact on patients' quality of life
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 

Congratulations Dr. Nir Lipsman

Dr. Lipsman has received the 2020 Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Friday, October 30, 2020 

World first: focused ultrasound opens blood-brain barrier for delivery of therapeutic in Parkinson's disease

Focused ultrasound harnesses the power of ultrasound waves to reach deep brain regions without the need for scalpels or cutting
Thursday, October 29, 2020 

Congratulations Dr. Nir Lipsman: recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 for 2020

Dr. Lipsman is a neurosurgeon, scientist and director of Sunnybrook's Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation
Thursday, September 3, 2020 

Short pulses of focused ultrasound can help release cancer drugs on target

Breakthrough pre-clinical study published in Science Advances
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 

Study: New 'echo-focusing' approach for focused ultrasound is feasible, safe, and more efficient

New approach may enable more patients with essential tremor to benefit from cutting-edge therapy
Monday, March 2, 2020 

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation makes one-of-a-kind, $16.7-million philanthropic grant to revolutionize the treatment of brain disorders

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation make a landmark $16.7-million philanthropic grant to revolutionize treatment of brain disorders.