Alzheimer’s Research News – Alzheimer’s Research Gets Much Needed Boost! According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, Alzheimer’s affects more than two-thirds of dementia patients. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, currently affects more than 35 million people worldwide, with this number expected to double by 2030 and then more than triple to 115 million by 2050.
We at Mountain View Centers, are pleased to let you know about a new and promising Alzheimer’s breakthrough. Researchers: Gerhard Leinenga and Jürgen Götz, at the University of Queensland, Australia found that; Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model!
Amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide composed of some 36 to 43 amino acids; has long been associated with the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
“We’re extremely excited by this innovation of treating Alzheimer’s without using drug therapeutics,” says Professor Götz. “The ultrasound waves oscillate tremendously quickly, activating microglial cells that digest and remove the amyloid plaques that destroy brain synapses. The word ‘breakthrough’ is often mis-used, 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.”
This is indeed good news, in keeping with the Mountain View Alzheimer’s Center Philosophy of minimal psychotropic intervention.