Such research has not been carried out anywhere in the world: now, local experts are trying to completely explore other effects of ultrasound than other research groups in the world have done before.
According to Zoltán Mészár, Assistant Professor of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Development at the Faculty of Medicine, leader of the research, in the process, mice and immature embryonic brain neurons are labeled in a so-called transgenic manner, and similarly, pregnant mice are also exposed to similar ultrasound diagnostic processes that are performed in humans during routine pregnancy tests.
“The changes in the projection systems of marked neurons are monitored digitally in a high resolution, 3 dimensional space. We concentrate on two brain areas: the hippocampus and the limbic areas of the frontal lobe.”
Experiments with only half a year of research are still in progress, but from the results so far, for experts, it seems that ultrasound stimulates developing neurons, resulting in permanent morphological changes.
Source: www.unideb.hu / www.debreceninap.hu