Experimental ultrasound treatment targets Alzheimer's brain plaque

March 11, 2015 6:33 PM

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Experimental ultrasound treatment targets Alzheimer's brain plaque

Preliminary research in mice raises the possibility that an ultrasound-based treatment might help eliminate plaque buildup in the brain that's associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists don't know whether the approach is feasible for humans, but the research is promising, especially because of how well mice with an Alzheimer's-like disease fared after treatment, said study lead author Gerhard Leinenga, a graduate student at the University of Queensland in Australia.

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