Prof. Borden just visited Prof. Eleanor Stride and the BUBBL group at Oxford University to give a seminar and discuss ongoing projects and collaborations between the two labs. It was a great visit – friendly and brilliant people who do fascinating science and engineering!
Research is ongoing at the University of Florence. Together with Francesco Guidi and Alessandro Ramalli, we are investigating the echoes of microbubbles using plane-wave ultrasound imaging.
Last week, the Uffizi museum in Florence opened an exhibition of Leonardo’s “Adoration of the Magi” (or 3 Kings) following 6 years of restoration. This unfinished work displays the creative genius of the great renaissance engineer.
Adoration of the Magi
Notebook drawing, showing one-point linear perspective
Zoom: Roman ruins
Prof. Borden is co-organizing a symposium on Emulsions, Bubbles and Foams at the upcoming ACS Colloids meeting in New York City. Please consider submitting an abstract; deadline is April 15.
“Blow a soap bubble and observe it. You may study it all your life and draw one lesson after another in physics from it.”
Professor Borden will give two invited talks in upcoming research symposia focusing on the science and applications of microbubbles in medical ultrasound.
Tuesday, 1/17/2017: Symposium on Ultrasound Triggered Drug Delivery, Ghent
Thursday, 1/19/2017: European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, Rotterdam
Hope to see you there!
Congrats to Kang-Ho Song on his new paper in Theranostics, “Microbubble gas volume: A unifying dose parameter in blood-brain barrier opening by focused ultrasound“. Here, we show with microbubbles of different size that the extent of BBB opening increases linearly with the total volume dose of microbubbles. We then use the technique to achieve targeted DNA transfection of neurons. This work is a collaboration with Brandon Harvey at NIH.
Paul Mountford and Jordan Lum gave talks this week at the IUS in Tours, France.
Congrats to Jordan Lum and Jake Dove for their paper entitled “Single microbubble measurements of lipid monolayer viscoelastic properties for small amplitude oscillations.” This paper reports on theory and experiment relating lipid intermolecular forces to microbubble resonance and damping.