Medical researchers are increasingly encouraged that light and sound therapy could be effective in halting the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s, the irreversible brain disorder that causes disorientation and dementia in aging populations (older than 65), afflicts more than five million people in the United States alone. Currently, there is no cure.
A study published by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), however, suggests that stimulation of the visual and audio cortex could be an effective, non-invasive treatment for the disease. People living with Alzheimer’s disease may also be able to administer this treatment themselves in their own time and space.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just created the coldest piece of machinery on record, bringing it to a temperature lower than previously thought possible. The results of this supercooling study were published in the January 2017 edition of Nature.