For several years now, university scientists, together with colleagues from other countries, have been studying the effect on the lymphatic system of the human brain with the help of light and sound effects, as well as during sleep.
The methods being developed will make it possible to carry out early diagnosis of dangerous diseases, remove harmful substances from the body that accumulate in certain diseases, and also deliver drugs to affected cells.
One of the results of this work was the creation of a “smart hat”, which will allow phototherapy procedures to be carried out during sleep. The device itself is a mesh or ring with LEDs connected to a smart analyzer to monitor the course of sleep.
According to Oksana Semyachkina – Glushkovskaya, head of the Department of Human and Animal Physiology at SSU, experiments with rodents have confirmed that during phototherapy sessions, the excretion of the harmful beta-amyloid protein, which is formed in Alzheimer’s disease, increases significantly through the lymphatic system. system.
For healthy people, the new device, as its creators hope, will help to cope with insomnia.
Soon, the scientists plan to hold a presentation of its development.