Entries by Rich Price

Tackling Cancer Through Team Science

Fall 2017 For patients suffering from metastatic breast cancer, where the disease has spread throughout the body, the survival rate is only 22%. These women and men face ongoing treatment for the rest of their lives, often with harsh side effects. Although treatable, there is no cure for metastatic disease. The University of Virginia Health […]

Investigator Profile: Richard Price, PhD

October 17, 2017. Can focused ultrasound be used as a tool to allow therapeutic agents to reach deadly brain tumors? Is it possible to stop the progression and spread of breast cancer? If Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed early, could its effect on the brain be reversed? These questions and more are being tackled by scientists […]

Bioinsights Story on Our Nano Letters Parkinson’s Gene Therapy Paper

Spring 2017 Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a novel, non-invasive approach to deliver therapeutic gene and restore dopaminergic neuron function in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The approach used a combination of magnetic resonance (MR) image-guided focused ultrasound (FUS) and brain-penetrating nanoparticles (BPN). Read More.  

U.Va. And Hopkins Collaborate To Use Fus To Deliver Nanoparticles Into The Brain

June 25, 2015. Biomedical engineers at the University of Virginia (UVA) and John Hopkins University (JHU) have developed a prolific collaboration that has generated several long-term, multi-million-dollar focused ultrasound research grants. Richard Price, PhD, Research Director of the UVA Focused Ultrasound Center and Justin Hanes, PhD, Director of the Center for Nanomedicine at the Wilmer […]

Foundation’s First Research Award Recipient, Richard Price, Receives $3.3 Million in Follow On Funding from the NIH

March 14, 2012. Research activities at the Foundation’s first Center of Excellence, located at the University of Virginia, have once again made national news. The Center’s Research Director Richard J. Price, PhD and his collaborator at Johns Hopkins University, Justin Hanes, PhD, have received a $3.3 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute at the […]