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Hope for Alzheimer’s Sufferers with Scientists Developing a Treatment to Restore Memory Loss

This undated file combo image provided by Merck & Co., shows a cross section of a normal brain, right, and one of a brain damaged by advanced Alzheimer's disease. Researchers said an experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in tests on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Merck & Co.)
This undated file combo image provided by Merck & Co., shows a cross section of a normal brain, right, and one of a brain damaged by advanced Alzheimer’s disease. (AP Photo/Merck & Co.)

(Daily Mail) – Australian scientists have made a major breakthrough in treating Alzheimer’s with a new drug-free method that can restore memory loss.

Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute hope to be able to trial their new ‘cheap and mobile’ ultrasound device within two years on humans.

The treatment attacks the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that cause memory loss and cognitive failure with ultrasound waves.

Research director Professor Jürgen Götz hopes the new method will revolutionise Alzheimer’s treatment by restoring memory for sufferers.

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