**Risk? Mobiles may help ward off Alzheimerâ€™s**
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:37
Washington: Long suspected of causing being tumors, cell-phones are now being eyed as key allies in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, US researchers said.
Researchers at the university of south Florida ( USF) found, to their surprise, that 96 mice they zapped twice daily for an hour each time with electromagnetic waves similar to those generated by US mobile phones benefits from the exposure.
Older mice saw deposits of beta-amyloid – a protein fragment that accumulates in the brain of Alzheimer’s sufferers to form the disease’s signature plagues - wiped out and their memories improved after long-term exposure to mobile phones, the study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed.
Young adult mice with no apparent signs of memory impairment were protected against Alzheimer’s disease after several months’ exposure to the phone waves, and the memories of normal mice with no genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease were boosted after exposure to the electromagnetic waves.
No one was more surprised by the results than the researchers themselves, who had embarked on the tests several years ago, convinced they would show “that the electromagnetic fields from a cell-phone would be deleterious to Alzheimer’s mice,” lead author Gary Arendash, a USF professor, said. “When we got our initial results showing a beneficial effect, I thought, ‘give it a few mire months and it will get bad for them’.
“it never got bad . We just kept getting these beneficial effects in both the Alzheimer’s and normal mice,” he said. It took several months of exposure before the benefits were seen in mice, and that would be the equivalent of many years in humans, Arendash said.
The experts said that more research is needed to find out, among other things, what the optimal “dosage” of electromagnetic waves would be the 918 megaHerz in US mobiles, 800 megaHerz in European ones, or another frequency and how long effective “treatment” would have to be.
Interesting post EMU, I think if the scientists are actually right on this one it can make some pretty good use in medicine. Good find, man, bring us some more;o)
Sun Jan 10, 2010 16:51
Thnx m8....yeah....i will keep dem cuming....
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