Ultrasound treatments could be the key to restoring memory function for people with Alzheimer's disease. A decade of research at the University of Queensland, through the Queensland Brain Institute, has led to a 12-month trial to determine whether ultrasound treatments are safe for patients with the disease. Brain institute researchers, led by Jurgen Gotz, have developed a fit-for-purpose ultrasound device to be used in the trial.The trial is underway at the university and Mater Hospital Brisbane, where a maximum of 12 people will receive four fortnightly treatments before a brain MRI scan and a cognitive test.More information: https://www.inkl.com/news/how-ultrasound-could-treat-alzheimer-s/lvmdLXupGJ
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