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Could cell phones help reverse dementia and memory loss? One Alzheimer's study says yes

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Research from the University of South Florida seems to have an astounding result – high-frequency electromagnetic waves from mobile phones actually stopped or reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice.

In the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers exposed 96 mice to electromagnetic waves from a mobile phone antenna for several months. The results showed that beta-amyloid protein fragments in the brain – a primary contributor to Alzheimer’s plaque – were destroyed. From the Tech Herald:

“The core point of hope for Alzheimer’s sufferers is that the electromagnetic waves produced during testing are very similar to those emitted by conventional mobile phone devices – a link scientists feel could hold substantial benefits for those battling the debilitating form of dementia,” the story said.

“The study … found that many months of regular electromagnetic exposure (one hour, twice daily) actually shielded those test mice genetically programmed to get Alzheimer’s and even boosted the memory capacities of regular mice.

“When we got our initial test results showing a beneficial effect, I thought, ‘Give it a few more months and it will get bad for them [the mice],’” commented lead study author and USF professor Gary Arendash in an AFP report.

“It never got bad. We just kept getting these beneficial effects in both the Alzhiemer’s and normal mice,” he added.

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I have to agree with the comments of some of the reearchers and say it its interesting.

January 8, 2010 - 10:11am
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