Can Cell Phone Exposure Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
Nearly 4 million people in the United States suffer from the Alzheimer’s disease. It is difficult to diagnose this mental problem and generally affects people above the age of 65 years. Unfortunately, there are no drugs available which can effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease. The research is on and as a part of the research efforts, scientists at the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), have found that cell phone radiations can treat this disease.
What are the Cell Phone Radiations?
Study of matter and energy is called Physics. This subject has arranged all powerful energy waves in the nature in an order. This order is called the Spectrum. These powerful energy waves are produced when continuously varying electric field gives rise to magnetic field and vice-versa. That is why, the spectrum is named as electro-magnetic spectrum. Technically, the energy waves are called radiations. In the spectrum, the intense forms of radiation are placed in the left. Energy waves which are not energetic and harmless, but can travel long distances, are placed in the right of the spectrum. The radiations in the extreme right of the electro-magnetic spectrum are the radiations emitted by cell phones used in mobile communications.
Knowledge Gained from the Research:
- The experiment was carried out on experimental rats.
- The effect of radiation was applied on old mice suffering form the disease and the younger ones prone to getting this disease in their advanced years.
- When old mice were exposed to the radiations, it was found that a harmful protein responsible for causing the disease, called the beta amyloid, was removed from their brain.
- Proteins are naturally present chemical substances which nourish the cells of our body.
- Similarly, when the radiations were tried on younger mice with very high possibility of getting this disease, it was found the radiations inhibited the accumulation of these proteins in the brain, protecting the memory of these mice from getting degenerated.
- According to Dr.Gary Arendash, USF Research Professor at the Florida ADRC, abnormal deposition of beta amyloid in the form of a sticky plaque in the brain is a distinct characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
In the next stage of research, scientists want to find out the factors which can more effectively use the electromagnetic waves. Then it will be possible to prevent the deposition of new beta amyloid proteins. Already existing deposition can also be cleared easily. The technology will be eligible enough for human trials by that time, the researchers opine.