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Micro-needle insertion into hippocampus stimulates brain regeneration in animal model of AD | KurzweilAI

Micro-needle insertion into hippocampus stimulates brain regeneration in animal model of AD | KurzweilAI

Sticking a needle into the hippocampus of mice modeled with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) improved performance on memory tasks, stimulated regenerative activity, and reduced β-amyloid plaques (a hallmark of AD). This area was chosen because the early and primary damage by AD appears to take place in the hippocampus.

Until recently, many diseases of the central nervous system could not be treated by this method because of inaccessibility of the brain to micro-needles, said the researchers.

Source: Micro-needle insertion into hippocampus stimulates brain regeneration in animal model of AD | KurzweilAI