Could This Be The End Of The Alzheimer Disease?

New Alzheimer’s Treatment That Fully Restores The Memory Function And Leaves Doctors Speechless.

Alzheimer is a progressive and irreversible disease  that destroys memory and other important mental functions such as thinking skills. It occurs in most people in their mid-60s.
According to The National Institute Of Aging, more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer and more than 3 millions cases are diagnosed every year. This disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States; some experts suggest it might be the third, behind heart disease and cancer.
A recent study conducted by Australian researchers has led to amazing results regarding this disease. The findings suggest a new treatment capable of restoring the memory function of Alzheimer patients.
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Publishing in Science Translational Medicine, the team describes the technique as using a particular type of ultrasound called a focused therapeutic ultrasound, which non-invasively beams sound waves into the brain tissue. By oscillating super-fast, these sound waves are able to gently open up the blood-brain barrier, which is a layer that protects the brain against bacteria, and stimulate the brain’s microglial cells to activate. Microglila cells are basically waste-removal cells, so they’re able to clear out the toxic beta-amyloid clumps that are responsible for the worst symptoms of Alzheimer’s.The team reports fully restoring the memory function of 75 percent of the mice they tested it on, with zero damage to the surrounding brain tissue. They found that the treated mice displayed improved performance in three memory tasks – a maze, a test to get them to recognise new objects, and one to get them to remember the places they should avoid.

“We’re extremely excited by this innovation of treating Alzheimer’s without using drug therapeutics,” one of the team, Jürgen Götz, said in a press release. “The word ‘breakthrough’ is often misused, but in this case I think this really does fundamentally change our understanding of how to treat this disease, and I foresee a great future for this approach.”

The team says they’re planning on starting trials with higher animal models, such as sheep, and hope to get their human trials underway in 2017.

You can hear an ABC radio interview with the team here.

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