Israeli scientist uses microbubbles to explode cancer cells

An international team of researchers led by an Israeli scientist has developed a noninvasive technology to kill breast cancer cells, an innovation that in the future could perhaps also be used to treat diseases such as brain cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The groundbreaking technique, developed by Tel Aviv University’s Tali Ilovitsh during her post-doctorate period at Stanford University, uses low-frequency ultrasound to burst microscopic tumor-targeted bubbles. Her research was recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.