Ultrasound Can Selectively Kill Cancer Cells

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Professor Michael Ortiz and Professor Morteza Gharib are exploring a new technique that could offer a targeted approach to fighting cancer. Low-intensity pulses of ultrasound have been shown to selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. In the past, ultrasound waves have been used as a cancer treatment with high-intensity bursts resulting in killing cancer and normal cells. [Caltech story]

Professor Michael Ortiz

Professor Michael Ortiz

Professor Morteza Gharib

Professor Morteza Gharib

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