Monday, January 28, 2008

Alzheimer's Hat

Researchers at the medical research company Virulite have created a helmet which they say will reverse the effects of Alzheimer's in those who wear it for ten minutes a day. Working from research conducted by the University of Sunderland that found infrared light to reverse memory loss in middle-aged, the researchers think that the low-level IR radiation generated by the helmet will have the same effect in humans. It seems odd that these researchers would be telling the media that this helmet is definitely going to work before they've even done any human trials. The whole thing smells of stock pumping on the part of Virulite, but here's hoping the helmet actually works and doesn't just make Alzheimer's patients look like extras from Death Race 2000. More details here.

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