Light may help halt disease
THE power of light is emerging as a promising way of slowing devastating brain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
Clinical trials across the country are testing whether applying “laser helmets” to a patient’s head can improve symptoms and halt the disease. But a new University of Sydney study has found that ap- Australasian Neuroscience Society’s annual scientific meeting this week – had informed human clinical trials in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, his team would now return to mice studies to confirm them.
“There is pretty good evidence it works by using a mild intermittent physiological stress to make your tissue more resilient and better prepared to deal with whatever injury it faces,” he said.