Tiny nanospindles enhance use of ultrasound to fight cancer

Vanadium-doped titanium dioxide nanospindles encased in polyethylene glycol (PEG) and used in combination with ultrasound waves can kill cancer cells. Credit: Liang Cheng Ultrasound can be used to treat cancer when used in combination with molecules that sensitize the system to sound waves. These sonosensitizers generate toxic reactive oxygen species that attack and kill tumor […]

Ultrasound captures worms squirming in a man’s stomach

An ultrasound of a man’s stomach captured some unwelcome inhabitants — a tangle of parasitic roundworms squirming around, according to a new report. The 20-year-old man, who lives in New Delhi, went to the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting for a day, according to the report, published Saturday (Nov. 21) in […]