• Researchers at the University of Queensland's Brain Institute (QBI) trialled the technique on genetically engineered mice and found it restored their memory function to the same level as healthy mice.
  • 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.
  • Mr Leinenga said they used ultrasound therapy combined with micro-bubbles to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier and clear the amyloid beta.

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