Breakthrough ultrasound treatment to reverse dementia moves to human trials

A new technique using ultrasound to clear the toxic protein clumps thought to cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is moving to the first phase of human trials next year. The treatment has proven successful across animal tests and presents an exciting, drug-free way to potentially battle dementia.

Source: newatlas.com/ultrasound-dementia-alzheimers-human-trials/57725/

Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s up to six years before doctors

A new deep learning algorithm has been developed that can study PET scan images and detect the onset of Alzheimer’s six years earlier than current diagnostic methods. The research is part of a new wave of work using machine learning technology to identify subtle patterns in complex medical imaging.

Source: newatlas.com/ai-algorithm-pet-scan-alzheimers-diagnosis/57138/