Using flashing lights as an Alzheimer's disease treatment may be one step closer to reality, thanks to new research with mice.
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Radiation for brain cancer can kickstart an immune system response that severs connections between nerve cells, research in mice shows.
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"...the signals in our brain that modulate the sleep and awake state also act as a switch that turns the immune system off and on."
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When researchers removed immune cells called microglia from mice with Alzheimer's, the disease's telltale plaques never formed.
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