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Happy Holidays! Journal Club. Dr. Medvedik wanted to take a look at something a bit different this month. We are taking a look at a fascinating study where researchers used light to treat Alzheimer’s plaque formation in mice. This is considerably different to more traditional approaches to treat this disease so we thought we would take a look at the study and discuss the findings.

Unfortunately, we had a slight technical problem with our connection during the show so there is some editing about halfway through but hopefully, this does not detract from your enjoyment.

Iaccarino, H. F., Singer, A. C., Martorell, A. J., Rudenko, A., Gao, F., Gillingham, T. Z., … & Adaikkan, C. (2016). Gamma frequency entrainment attenuates amyloid load and modifies microglia. Nature, 540(7632), 230-235.

Unfortunately, the paper is behind an expensive paywall on nature, so if like us you agree that science, and in particular knowledge pertaining to health, should not be behind paywalls grab the paper for free at Sci-hub.

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Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic, interviewed over 100 of the leading researchers in the field, hosted livestream events focused on aging, as well as attending various medical industry conferences. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, Swiss Monthly, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project.
  1. December 26, 2017

    Good day

    I love your work at Lifespan.io.
    where can I sign up for trials for the your experiment?
    best regards
    Jón o.

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