Alzheimer's-Cell Phones

Alzheimer's-Cell Phones

In findings that are the exact opposite of what they expected, USF researchers have discovered that cell phone exposure may actually be good for you, as it could be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the laboratories of the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to show you the surprising results.

Alzheimer's-Cell Phones

In research that’s gained worldwide attention, USF scientists have found that your cell phone may actually protect you against Alzheimer’s disease! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM looks into the surprising discovery and tells you what the researchers hope to do next as they search for a cure for a disease that affects millions of Americans.

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Dr. Gary Arendash, Research Professor at the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, talks about the testing procedures used on the mice, who are implanted with the human genes known to lead to Alzheimer's.

Dr. Arendash says these findings DON’T mean humans should start chatting away even more on their cell phones!

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Gary W. Arendash, Ph.D., Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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