Ultrasound Shows Promise in Mice for Treating Alzheimer’s

March 11, 2015 8:54 PM

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Ultrasound treatment helped remove brain plaques and improve memory in mice genetically engineered to develop symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, an intriguing but early-stage result that underscores the variety of approaches scientists are testing against the disease.

The study was carried out on mice specially bred with a genetic defect that causes Alzheimer’s. Researchers anesthetized the mice and injected them with a solution containing tiny gas bubbles, which helps the ultrasound work better. Then they treated half with ultrasound waves directed at their brai...

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