Staring into a flickering light could help treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Using a mouse model, researchers from MIT have demonstrated that flashing light at a specific frequency can alter patterns of brain activity in a way that reduces levels of amyloid-beta plaque in the brain. While human trials haven’t begun, this approach to treating the neurodegenerative disease is quite novel, the method could treat a range of diseases in the brain.
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