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New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function
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. Neurofibrillary tangles are found inside the neurons of the brain, and they’re caused by defective tau proteins that clump up into a thick, insoluble mass. This causes tiny filaments called microtubules to get all twisted, which disrupts the transportation of essential materials such as nutrients and organelles along them, just like when you twist up the vacuum cleaner tube. You can hear an ABC radio interview with the team here.

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Memory loss associated with Alzheimer's reversed for first time - Neuroscience Research Article This is a temporary webpage created to handle heavy traffic to this article. Many of the normal features of the website have been stripped from this page to help reduce load times. Small trial from Buck Institute and UCLA succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders. Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss.

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Alzheimer's breakthrough: ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease – not in the form of a drug but in focused beams of ultrasound. While the approach has only been tested in mice, researchers said on Wednesday it proved surprisingly good at clearing tangles of plaques linked to Alzheimer’s in the animals’ brains and improving their memory, as measured by tests such as navigating a maze. In the past, high-energy ultrasound has been combined with injected microbubbles, which vibrate in response to sound waves, to get drugs across the so-called blood brain barrier.

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