Alzheimers Research – new treatment fully restores memory

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back:

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions – amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaquessit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques.

http://www.sciencealert.com/new-alzheimer-s-treatment-fully-restores-memory-function

Health Report: Ageing and Alzheimers disease. Remarkable research from Brisbane. Using a form of ultrasound.

https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peOWD0e2P3?play=true

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