Possible way to slow brain's ageing process

13th Oct 2016

Researchers at the University of Queensland accidently discovered a possible way to slow down the ageing process of the brain in laboratory mice, using ultrasound/ sound wave therapy. 

The research was based on previous findings that ultrasound could be used to reverse Alzheimer's in mice. By applying ultrasound to healthy mice, they found they could slow down, or even stop the change in the structure of these cells as the animals age. 

Their aim now is to study whether they can help stop the brain from declining in learning and memory as people age, by focusing on the hippocampus region of the brain. 

The future of this finding, once tested further and approved, could be like having a check up for your brain, as you would a car. 

To read the full article, please visit PLOS one website 

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