Scientists at Tohoku University in Japan found that applying low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) waves to the brain improved blood vessel formation and nerve cell regeneration in mouse models. The team hopes to apply the findings to patients with dementia, a devastating disease that affects around 50 million people worldwide with currently no known cure. In mouse models, the LIPUS waves were focused on the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in memory, and proved to be an effective treatment. Learn more about using sound waves to treat dementia at Tohoku University.

patient wearing a headset that produces sound waves to treat dementia