Could sonic waves restore Alzheimer’s memory loss?

March 12, 2015 2:13 AM

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Sonic waves, first used by submarines in World War II, might one day help those with Alzheimer’s disease preserve or regain their ability to remember and navigate, a new study on mice suggests.

It’s far from ready for use on humans, but the new research offers new possibilities for Alzheimer’s therapy that involve neither drugs nor surgery. The study’s authors said the same technique might help in treating other diseases that involve the abnormal buildup of proteins in the brain.

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