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Study Shows Sound Waves May Help With Dementia

Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The research, conducted by scientists at Tohoku University in Japan, suggests that this type of therapy may also benefit humans, the Japanese national university announced on its website.

The team, led by cardiologist Hiroaki Shimokawa, found that applying low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to the whole brain of the mice improved blood vessel formation and nerve cell regeneration without having obvious side effects.

Read the full article: http://www.hearingreview.com/2018/07/sound-waves-may-help-treat-dementia-new-study-shows/