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Combining non-invasive brain stimulation with cognitive training to treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Israeli med­ical device offers new Alzheimer’s treat­ment (Reuters):

Accord­ing to Alvaro Pas­cual-Leone, direc­tor of the hospital’s Beren­son-Allen Cen­tre for Non-inva­sive Brain Stim­u­la­tion, brain stim­u­la­tion — or tran­scra­nial mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion — involves a very low cur­rent applied to a spe­cif­ic part of the brain and is approved by the FDA for treat­ment of a vari­ety of ail­ments and diag­nos­tic appli­ca­tions. “The appli­ca­tion in Alzheimer’s dis­ease and in com­bi­na­tion with cog­ni­tive train­ing is nov­el,” Pas­cual-Leone said in a phone inter­view from Boston…Neuronix received Euro­pean approval sev­er­al months ago and has instal­la­tions in the UK and Ger­many. In Israel, a few dozen patients are being treat­ed with the device. The U.S. tri­als are expect­ed to run till the end of 2013.”

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