Magnet treatment returned memory to Alzheimer's patients

It breaks down toxic proteins in the brain and improves memory. This conclusion was reached by scientists from the University of South Florida after the completion of clinical trials of innovative bioengineered device. The new device is an emitter of electromagnetic waves that affect the brain. The method is called transcranial electromagnetic therapy (TEMT). 

Its effectiveness has already been proven in preclinical animal trials TEMT: memory of mice with age-related brain changes was improved . So, scientists have tested the technology on eight Alzheimer's patients. The study participants used the device at home, twice a day for an hour for two months. 

The survey showed that during this time, seven of the eight participants significantly improved memory, and no side effects were detected in any case. There was also a decrease in markers of Alzheimer's disease in blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Brain scans showed that under the influence of electromagnetic radiation, new connections between nerve cells began to appear, in addition, neurons began to absorb glucose more intensively, which indicates an increase in their vital activity. 

According to scientists, electromagnetic waves directly affect neurons during TEM, leading to the destruction of the main culprits of the disease, Tau protein and beta-amyloid, which causes positive changes. Today, preparations for the next phase of testing the new technology, which will involve 150 people with Alzheimer's disease, are underway. 

Sept. 19, 2019, 10:21 a.m.

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