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Ultrasound against Alzheimer’s shows promise in lab animals

Tests on mice showed the approach - using sound waves to penetrate tissue much the same way as ultrasounds are used to detect fetal shape and movement in pregnant women - eliminated almost all amyloid plaque in 75% of the animals studied, without damaging brain tissue, according to the study in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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Dr. Barry Sears

If ultrasonic waves are busting up plagues in the brain, you might wonder what else is being disturbed in the brain at the same time.

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