Human trials could start as soon as 2017
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is responsible for 70% of dementia cases. It’s a neurodegenerative disease that physically alters the brain over time.
A team of Australian researches have been testing different hypotheses on mice in order to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
They found an ultrasound technology, that’s non-invasive and clears all the neurotoxic amyloid plaques from the brain. Neurotoxic amyloid plaques are the structures responsible for Alzheimer’s patients’ the degradation of the cognitive function and memory loss.
No vaccine or any other way to prevent Alzheimer’s exist at the moment. It’s a disease affecting 50 million people across the world.
75% of the mice who received the treatment had their memories fully restored. It is a ray of light in the fight against this horrific disease.