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2024-01-24 11:34:11

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Summary

The article discusses the challenges of treating brain diseases due to the blood-brain barrier preventing drugs from entering, and the potential of a non-invasive method involving sound and bubbles to deliver drugs to the brain. The author, a PhD student, shares her experiences in being part of a research center and the challenges she faced transitioning from the lab to independent research. She also outlines her current research and future career goals.

Key Themes

Blood-Brain Barrier: A barrier that prevents over 98% of drugs from entering the brain, hindering the treatment of brain diseases.

Non-Invasive Ultrasound Technology: The method involving sound and bubbles to deliver drugs non-invasively and locally to the brain.

Transition and Challenges: The author’s experiences transitioning from being part of a research center to independent research, including the challenge of writing grant proposals.

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