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Alzheimer’s Plaque ‘Cleared’ Using Only Light And Sound


Previously, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients. After flashing light 40 times a second into the eyes of engineered mice treated their version of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers added sound of a similar frequency and found it dramatically improved the results. The findings showed that the plaque proteins that were present in the brain began to clear away. These results hint at a possible cheap and drug-free way to treat the common form of dementia.


Li-Huei Tsai, one of the researchers from MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory:

“When we combine visual and auditory stimulation for a week, we see the engagement of the prefrontal cortex and a very dramatic reduction of amyloid,” … “The result was so mind-boggling and so robust, it took a while for the idea to sink in, but we knew we needed to work out a way of trying out the same thing in humans,”


To read the source for this article from the scientific research journal ‘Cell’, click here.