Australian dementia sufferers could have their memories restored if a Queensland trial of an ultrasound technique proves successful in humans.

The technology removes toxic plaques from the brain and has successfully reversed Alzheimer’s symptoms and restored memory function in animal models, University of Queensland’s Brain Institute says.

Testing of the pioneering ultrasound technique will begin in Brisbane in late 2019 following a federal government grant of $10 million, which was announced on Tuesday.

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