Alzheimer’s mice were given special gamma oscillation entrainment (sound and light stimulus of their brains). This entrainment was a gently flickering light and a pulsating buzz, both timed to fire 40 times per second. The mouse brains began to hum to the same frequency, creating many newly energized immune cells that flooded several areas of their brains, including those most affected by dementia. These immune cells, microglia, worked diligently on neglected protein clean-up. The microglia are usually torpid once Alzheimer’s disease sets in. With the gamma oscillation entrainment, the microglia began vacuuming up the sticky plaques and tangles of protein that stuck around the neurons of the mice with Alzheimer’s.
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This article is found in the Los Angeles Times, written by Melissa Healy, on March 15, 2019.
"Using a combination of light and sound to induce brain waves known as gamma oscillations, scientists were able to improve cognitive and memory impairments in mice that were similar to those seen in patients with Alzheimer’s. (Sebastien Bozon / AFP / Getty Images)"
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