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Research is investing enormous efforts to find effective therapies for neurological diseases. Now a team of researchers at the Medical University of Vienna has developed an ultrasound therapy for brain stimulation that could lead to a breakthrough.
Neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s dementia and multiple sclerosis lead to a progressive loss of nerve cells in the brain. Those affected suffer from memory gaps, speech disorders, mood swings, reduced mobility and the muscle tremor typical of Parkinson’s disease. Non-invasive therapy options for brain stimulation would be ideal. Although these are available, they still fall short of expectations. One example of a common non-invasive therapy is electro-magnetic-based Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), in which the nerve cells in the brain are activated or even inhibited via magnetic fields. A targeted and deep brain stimulation is not possible with this method.

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.