The Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center experimented on 96 rodents that were genetically altered to develop beta-amyloid plaques in their brains – which is a marker of Alzheimer’s as they age. For two one-hour periods each day for seven to nine months, all the mice were exposed to the electro-magnetic field emitted by a standard phone – the cages were arranged at the same distance around a centrally located antenna generating the phone signal. The results were nothing short of surprising – mice with dementia were found to have equal memory and thinking skills as their dementia-free counterparts.
Even more surprising in some cases, their lack of memory disappeared after the exposure. After carrying out autopsies on the mice to see if there were any other adverse effects resulting from the exposure, there was no evidence of abnormal growth in the brains of the Alzheimer’s mice and that all major peripheral organs, such as the liver and lungs, were normal. These results took months to come out with the mice, but researchers would expect that it would take the process years to happen on humans.
source: BBC via Gizmodo