Flickering light to treat Alzheimer’s

Flickering light could provide a non-pharmacological solution to treat Alzheimer’s. This is suggested by a study conducted by researchers at MIT, demonstrating that light—at a given frequency—can stimulate the removal of proteins harmful to the brain. The experiments, whose results were published on the prestigious journal Nature, were performed on mice which were genetically induced Alzheimer’s and treated with 40 Hz flashes of flickering light one hour a day. The scientists founded a start-up company —Cognito Therapeutics—to market the idea, which is already in talks with the FDA to run clinical trials.
(Source Nature)