1. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) shows promise for treating tinnitus: Researchers have discovered that LLLT, including laser acupuncture and transmeatal low-power laser stimulation, can be highly effective in alleviating tinnitus symptoms. These treatments improve peripheral irrigation, stimulate inner ear cell growth, and promote collagen production, offering hope for the millions affected by this distressing condition.
2. Liver-Brain axis implicated in Alzheimer’s disease: New evidence suggests that the liver plays a key role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Abnormal protein deposits and oxidative stress, typically associated with liver dysfunction, were found in Alzheimer’s mouse models, indicating significant changes in the liver-brain axis. This highlights the importance of considering systemic factors and peripheral organs in understanding and combating Alzheimer’s.
3. Probiotics could aid in detoxifying mercury in the gut: Researchers have uncovered the potential of gut bacteria to hinder the absorption of toxic metals like mercury while facilitating the intake of beneficial ones such as iron. By identifying specific genes that allow bacteria to transform harmful mercury into less toxic forms, scientists have developed a targeted probiotic for detoxification. This research could lead to improved strategies for metal absorption in the body.
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The highlighted discoveries in neuroscience this week showcase promising advancements in treating tinnitus, understanding Alzheimer’s disease, leveraging probiotics for detoxification, and unraveling the effects of alcohol use disorder on impairment levels. These findings contribute to expanding our knowledge of various neurological conditions and potential therapeutic approaches.
- Scientists found that using low-level laser therapy, specifically laser acupuncture and low-power laser stimulation, can help people with tinnitus by improving blood flow and promoting cell growth in the ear.
Researchers discovered that the liver might play an important role in Alzheimer’s disease. Problems in the liver can lead to changes in the brain, which could affect how Alzheimer’s develops and how people with the disease behave.
It turns out that certain types of bacteria in our gut can help remove harmful metals like mercury while allowing us to absorb useful ones like iron. Scientists are studying these bacteria to develop treatments that could improve our body’s ability to handle metals.
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