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Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, is receiving $1,737,960 for her project on investigating the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, is receiving support for her project investigating the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS treatment for Alzheimer's disease. // Photo by Chris Reid

Weston Brain Institute funds clinical trials of new Alzheimer’s treatment

Electrocranial stimulation offers hope

Funding for clinical trials of a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has been announced by the Weston Brain Institute. Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, is receiving $1,737,960 for her project on investigating the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease has no known cure and is called the pandemic of the century. Recent trials applying repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in Alzheimer’s patients have reported encouraging results in improving or stabilizing cognition. This proposal is the first large placebo-controlled double-blind study designed with sufficient statistical rigor to measure the efficacy of rTMS treatment in Alzheimer’s.

“The Weston Brain Institute is pleased to support this kind of critical high-risk, high-reward work,” said Alexandra Stewart, Executive Director at the Weston Brain Institute.

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