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Magnets may help Alzheimers

October 25, 2010

To sceptics of alternative medicine, it will come as a surprise. Applying magnets to the brains of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers helps them understand what is said to them. The finding by Italian scientsts, who conducted a randomised controlled trial of the treatment, suggests that magnets may alter “cortical activity” in the brain, readjusting unhealthy patterns caused by disease or damage. The study was small, involving just 10 patients, and the results are preliminary.

But the scientists from Brescia and Milan say they “hold considerable promise, not only for advancing our understanding of brain plasticity mechanisms, but also for designing new rehabilitation strategies in patients with neurodegenerative disease.”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2010 6:30 pm

    cool

  2. November 17, 2010 7:24 pm

    give me now

  3. November 23, 2010 4:36 pm

    ah

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