A study in mice suggests using
cell phones may help prevent some of the brain-wasting effects of
After long-term exposure to electromagnetic waves such as those used in cell phones, mice genetically altered to develop Alzheimer's performed as well on memory and thinking skill tests as healthy mice, the researchers wrote in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
The results were a major surprise
and open the possibility of developing a noninvasive, drug-free treatment for
Alzheimer's, said lead author Gary Arendash of the
He said he had expected cell phone exposure to increase the effects of dementia.(Read entire article)
Cell phone exposure may be helpful in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, a new study shows.
The study, involving mice, provides evidence that long-term exposure to electromagnetic waves associated with cell phone use may protect against, and even reverse, Alzheimer's disease.
The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
"It surprised us to find that
cell phone exposure, begun in early adulthood, protects the memory of mice
otherwise destined to develop Alzheimer's symptoms," study researcher Gary
Arendash, PhD, of the