New Alzheimer’s treatment potentially restores full memory function
75% of mice that were treated had their memory significantly restored.
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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 plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques.
The RESEARCH ABSTRACT can be viewed at this link: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/278/278ra33