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Transcranial ultrasound stimulation and its applications in neurosciences

New Content ItemTranscranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS) is an emerging technique that can noninvasively excite or inhibit neural activity in targeted brain regions by delivery of pulsed ultrasonic waves. TUS is therefore a valuable tool to modulate specific neuronal pathways or nuclei in both the basic and clinical neurosciences, and may have therapeutic potential in neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, epilepsy, and stroke. Our latest guest-edited collection brings together recent research published in BMC Neuroscience concerning technological advances, potential applications, and therapeutic effects, of transcranial ultrasound stimulation.

  1. Infection is an important clinical complication facing stroke-patients and triples the risk of death within 30 days post-stroke via mechanisms which are poorly understood.

    Authors: Ping Wang, Jiaqi Zhang, Feifei Guo, Shuang Wang, Yi Zhang, Defeng Li, Haiyu Xu and Hongjun Yang
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:64
  2. Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) attracts wide attention in neuroscience as an effective noninvasive approach to modulate brain circuits. In spite of this, the effects of tFUS on the brain is still uncle...

    Authors: Evgenii Kim, Eloise Anguluan, Sangyeon Youn, Jihun Kim, Jae Youn Hwang and Jae Gwan Kim
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:12
  3. Transcranial ultrasonic stimulation is a novel noninvasive tool for neuromodulation, and has high spatial resolution and deep penetration. Although it can increase excitation of neurons, its effects on neuron ...

    Authors: Kun Cui, Shuai Zhang, Jinyao Sun, Xueying Zhang, Chong Ding and Guizhi Xu
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:3
  4. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound stimulation (LIPUS) has been proven to be a noninvasive method with high spatial resolution and deep penetration. Previous studies have qualitatively demonstrated that the elect...

    Authors: Yi Yuan, Xingran Wang, Jiaqing Yan and Xiaoli Li
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:78
  5. Pulsed transcranial ultrasound stimulation (pTUS) can modulate the neuronal activity of motor cortex and elicit muscle contractions. Cortico-muscular coupling (CMC) can serve as a tool to identify interaction ...

    Authors: Ping Xie, Sa Zhou, Xingran Wang, Yibo Wang and Yi Yuan
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:60
  6. Low-intensity transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) has emerged as a new non-invasive modality of brain stimulation with the potential for high spatial selectivity and penetration depth. Anesthesia is typical...

    Authors: Wonhye Lee, Phillip Croce, Ryan W. Margolin, Amanda Cammalleri, Kyungho Yoon and Seung-Schik Yoo
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:57
  7. Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) is a new non-invasive neuromodulation technique that uses mechanical energy to modulate neuronal excitability with high spatial precision. tFUS has been shown to be capab...

    Authors: Leo Ai, Priya Bansal, Jerel K. Mueller and Wynn Legon
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:56
  8. Transcranial focused ultrasound (FUS) is gaining momentum as a novel non-invasive brain stimulation method, with promising potential for superior spatial resolution and depth penetration compared to transcrani...

    Authors: Wonhye Lee, Yong An Chung, Yujin Jung, In-Uk Song and Seung-Schik Yoo
    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:68