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Australian scientists from Queensland may have made the most exciting Alzheimer’s breakthrough yet. They have found a way to potentially reverse the affects of Alzheimer’s using a non-invasive technique and believe it will help to treat Alzheimer’s patients.

According to The Australian, the drug free treatment uses ultrasound waves to break down the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that cause memory loss and decline. After studies proved the ultrasound to be effective when used on mice, there is hope that it will be available for use on humans before too long.

The researchers from the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute have made it clear they plan on having the cheap and mobile ultrasound device available for humans within two years.

According to the ABC, PhD student Gerhard Leinenga, who had been working on the project for the past three years, said he was surprised at how much the mice improved in memory tests and was hopeful for future therapeutic treatment in humans.

“Definitely if we can improve the functioning in daily life and delay the progression of the disease, then it will have a huge benefit not just to the patients but to their families and carers,” he said.

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  1. This is a tremendous breakthrough. I just wish I could bring my darling friend, who is in Warwick to you straight away! It may be too late in two years time.

  2. Too late for my Father & brother & 2 sisters of his – all had Alzheimer’s – however there is now hope for our family

  3. Wow ! Congratulation to the team. My husband passed away last November from this terrible disease which he had had for many years. He was lucky to have had medication to prolong the condition but it is a terrible thing to watch someone who was so mentally active then have no idea how to write down a number or word,

  4. This gives me hope for our family – my Father, his younger brother & 2 older sisters all had Alzheimer’s & subsequently died – my sisters & I felt it was inevitable that we would get it one day, but this gives me hope. Thank You!

  5. After both our parents went with this dreadful disease and now my sister, anything that will help will be a godsend. I pray to the good Lord that they have really found something that works. The heartbreak of alzheimers is so hard to take.

  6. My mum and aunt had Alzheimers and it was very sad watching them change. This breakthru will be wonderful for me, my siblings and cousins as we feel we could also inherit it

  7. I work in a dementia unit and its heartbreaking to watch families struggling to cope and understand just what is happening to their loved ones. I also had a grandmother and an uncle with this horrible disease.

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