Seizure-Like Brain Activity May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Development, Study Reports

Seizure-Like Brain Activity May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Development, Study Reports
Epileptic-seizure-like activity in a brain region called the hippocampus may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s, according to a case study involving two patients. And an anti-epileptic medicine may be able to slow the disease’s progression, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers said. An additional finding was that seizure-like activity may be difficult to detect in Alzheimer’s. The team spotted

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5 comments

  1. frederick numkena says:

    When and where might the studies began for the Ultrasound treatments for Dementia / Alzheimer’s.

    • Alice Melão says:

      I am not sure if you are speaking about the use of ultrasounds to help deliver drugs directly to brain cells. If so, the is a trial currently recruiting patients with Alzheimer’s (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02986932) that is going to test the safety, feasibility and reversibility of blood brain barrier (BBB) opening as well as the reproducibility of repeated BBB opening in human patients. Although this trial is only open for Canadian residents.

  2. frederick numkena says:

    Studies related to using Ultrasound to break up the Protein, Australia is currently working this as is Germany.

    • Alice Melão says:

      From the information I was able to have access to these studies are still in preclinical stage, only tested in animal models. Although the results are positive it may take some time to be translated into Human studies. I am afraid it will take some time before it can move to clinical trials.

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