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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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