Thursday 24 April, 2014

Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin

Ultrasound waves of two different frequencies generate tiny bubbles of water on the skin’s surface. When these bubbles pop, the skin’s surface is lightly worn away, allowing drugs to pass through the skin more easily. 
Graphic: Carl Schoellhammer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery Continue reading “Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin” »  More...

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