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Novel Alzheimer’s treatment clears brain plaques with light and oxygen

An artist's impression of amyloid plaques forming in the brain, which scientists hope to tackle as a way of treating Alzheimer's

Research into what causes Alzheimer’s and how it might be treated involves a number of possibilities, but one scientists are continually coming back to is brain plaques playing a central role in driving the disease. It follows that researchers are investigating ways to destroy these plaques or prevent them from forming, and scientists at the University of Tokyo have come up with a novel approach to this problem involving injectable, oxygenated atoms that are activated by infrared light.

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