American scientists have developed a unique methodology for the elimination of amyloid plaques that cause Alzheimer's disease. A new method of treatment is able to prevent the defeat of memory and nerve cells of the brain, distinctive for this disease.
Opening belongs to the professionals of the Institute for brain research Institute Queensland. Tested a new methodology in mice. According to one of the managers of research Dr. jц╪rgen GOCA, in the blood of the animal entered the microscopic gas bubbles under the simultaneous effect of high-frequency ultrasonic waves.
When this happens the temporary opening of the physiological barrier between blood and the Central nervous system and are activated phagocytic immune cells of the brain, also called microglia, which are eaten amyloid plaques and resume memory.
"Our methodology has allowed to reconstruct the operation of the mouse brain with amyloid plaques to the normal characteristics" - quoted GOCA TASS. The word "breakthrough" is often used inappropriately, but in this case it really is about fundamental change in our understanding of how to treat Alzheimer's disease", he stressed, adding that "unlike other studies, the method is not based on the application of any therapeutic substances".
In the foreseeable projects of scientists - checking methodology on sheep. Clinical trials on humans can begin only after 2 years. According to GOCA, patients will be able to treat themselves in economic conditions, "using the device several times a year".
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