New study suggests cell phones may reverse Alzheimer's disease - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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New study suggests cell phones may reverse Alzheimer's disease

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – After all the debate over whether cell phones contribute to brain cancer, a new study suggests cell phone usage may actually protect against and even reverse Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers from the University of South Florida subjected mice predisposed to Alzheimer's disease to electromagnetic waves, roughly the same as two hours of cell phone use each day for about nine months.

The exposure protected the memory of mice otherwise destined to develop Alzheimer's and erased the protein build-up in the brain characteristic of the disease. The electromagnetic waves even boosted the memory of healthy mice.  If the findings are confirmed in additional studies, doctors say this could be adapted for humans.

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