Alzheimer’s has been baffling scientists ever since it was first diagnosed. But a new ultrasound device being developed may be the key to accessing the parts of the brain necessary to cure it.
Part of the reason scientists have had trouble working with Alzheimer’s in the past is that the brain puts up natural defense mechanisms against the drug they’ve been using, but biomedical engineer Elisa Konofagou from Columbia University believes that an ultrasound device could hold the key.
One way they treat the disease is to inject a medicine into your brain, but most of the time the brain rejects it.
'The blood-brain barrier is like a brick wall reinforced by wires, and [ultrasound] is a way of temporarily relaxing those wires,' Dr. Konofagou said.
This is such great news! We’re one step closer to having a cure for Alzheimer’s!
We knew she was overwhelmingly consumed with her horrible addictions...
But had no idea Demi Lovato's trouble with illegal drugs and alcohol ran so deep!
In a new candid interview, the 21-year-old singer is speaking out about her past substance abuse issues, confessing she used to manipulate people (including a sober companion) to believe every front and lie she threw at them. She shared:
“I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside."
And then Demi-corn dropped a maJOR coke bomb!
The former Disney starlet was so buried in her drug habits, she couldn't go an hour without doing cocaine!
Demz revealed how she would sneak it on airplanes and hide her issue by waiting until everyone fell asleep