This HELMET reverses Alzheimer's damage?
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
Folks with Alzheimer’s disease typically first start seeing symptoms after age 60.
Memory loss, confusion, losing things… Sound familiar?
If so, DON’T MISS the latest tech news to hit the health arena…
In a recent NeuroEM Therapeutics study, participants wore the company’s head device in what’s called transcranial electromagnetic treatment (TEMT).
The tech wearable is used in tandem with electromagnetic waves to influence cognitive ability.
The most exciting thing is that it was done in the privacy of their homes!
For two months, each patient’s caregiver administered the treatment, and NeuroEM Therapeutics was ecstatic about its findings…
According to the open-label clinical trial:
Results demonstrate that TEMT was safe in all eight participating patients with mild to moderate AD and enhanced cognitive performance in seven of them, as measured by their ADAS-cog score, which is the benchmark for testing AD therapeutics.
The company claims the numbers reflect a clear impact on the patients’ cognitive abilities and memory.
More clinical trials, of course.
If NeuroEM’s hottest new gadget keeps showing improvement in cognitive abilities and memory, the company seeks to get FDA approval.
Who knew an in-home helmet could make so much commotion?
Just think: If the FDA approves the device, how much money could someone save?
Less frequent trips to the doctor’s office (i.e., gas, transportation, co-pays)...
So what’s the name of this helmet?
You’ll have to go here to find out.
On the other end of the time spectrum…
It’s not the latest and greatest tech, but some could call it a blast from the past.
Remember the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs?
Well, a metal that formed part of it has now made its way into cancer research.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have developed a technique that uses light to activate what they call a “cancer-killing compound” of this space-age metal.
How does it work? According to the University of Warwick and colleagues in China, France, Switzerland, and Heriot-Watt University:
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses light to kill cancer tumours in the body by activating a chemical compound called a photosensitiser, which creates species that can attack cancer cells in the presence of light.
Read more about why these scientists feel they're on the cusp of making history.
Today, we’ve covered your mind, your body, and now your heart…
Did you know the shape of your heart can change to that of a gorilla or chimpanzee?
As humans, we’d like to think we’ve come a far way from our primitive state… but a recent study shows we could easily take a step backwards if we don’t exercise enough.
Here's Aaron Baggish, who leads the Cardiovascular Performance Program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the recent study:
We now understand the evolutionary trajectory of the heart.
And we now understand how that helps us to place common contemporary diseases into perspective.
Perhaps this is one of the most recent fascinating stories of evolution yet…
Take a look at it for yourself.
To your health,
President, Longevity Insider HQ