California Researchers See Ray Of Hope In Results From Alzheimer’s Trials
“We’re entering a new era where we are very close to having the first proven disease-modifying therapy," says Dr. John Olichney of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. "It’s taken an awful lot of work for the last decade, but we think it’s slowing down the progression of the disease."
New Hope For Alzheimer’s? Researchers See First Promising Therapies In Decades
For decades, Alzheimer’s has been silently ravaging brains, stealing memories and shortening the lives of millions of Americans. Now, researchers say they may be on the brink of tantalizing treatment breakthroughs that could for the first time at least slow the disease’s deadly progression. ...Amyloid, the sticky protein that attaches to brain cells and causes Alzheimer’s, is at the forefront of new therapies. (Buck, 8/7)
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Will The Next Generation Of Cellphone Service Pose Health Risks?
Concerns about the potential harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation have dogged mobile technology since the first brick-sized cellphones hit the market in the 1980s. Industry and federal officials have largely dismissed those fears, saying the radiation exposure is minimal and that the devices are safe. ... But the launch of super-fast 5G technology over the next several years will dramatically increase the number of transmitters sending signals to cellphones and a host of new Internet-enabled devices, including smart appliances and autonomous vehicles. (Puzzanghera, 8/8)