Photobiomodulation rescues cognitive flexibility in early stressed subjects.
In this study, we performed maternal separation (10 days, 4 hours per day) in rats, and in adulthood, we tested their spatial navigation and cognitive flexibility. In addition, we delivered photobiomodulation treatment (Low-level light therapy: 1064nm, 30mW, 60 cycles) on the rats' brains, and we tested energy oxidative metabolism using cytochrome c oxidase histochemistry. Early life stress delivered in the form of maternal separation on the first 10 postnatal days leads to cognitive flexibility impairment and a general increase in energy metabolism in adulthood. Low-level light therapy seems to be useful for treating these unwanted outcomes, because it rescued cognitive flexibility and returned the oxidative energy metabolism to balanced scores, without harming controls' brains or behavior. Photobiomodulation is a promising tool in the treatment of chronic stress-related consequences because it rescued cognitive flexibility. PMID: 31226326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Wessolowski N, Barkmann C, Stuhrmann LY, Schulte-Markwort M Abstract Effect of light therapy on the night sleep of children with sleep problems Abstract. Studies on the effect of light therapy on the nighttime sleep of adolescents revealed earlier sleep onset and longer sleep periods. The present study examines the corresponding effects in children. A group of 28 children (M = 10.0; SD = 1.65 years) with difficulties falling asleep and sleeping through the night received a light therapy device for home application. The effect was investigated by an A-B-A-B design with four measurement points. We detected s...
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Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: BiologyAuthor(s): Laísa Bonafim Negri, Tassia Joi Martins, Roberto Santana da Silva, Michael R. HamblinAbstractLight irradiation has been used in clinical therapy for several decades. In this context, photobiomodulation (PBM) modulates signaling pathways via ROS, ATP, Ca2+, while photodynamic therapy (PDT) generates reactive oxygen species by excitation of a photosensitizer. NO generation could be an important tool when combined with both kinds of light therapy. By using a metal-based compound, we found that PBM comb...
Light therapy is now included in guidelines for oral mucositis that develops during cancer treatment. It offers an alternative to mouthwashes and is associated with healing.Medscape Medical News
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Conclusion: Blue light therapy appears to have a positive effect on sleep, mood, and motor symptoms in PD. PD patients had an overall positive attitude towards blue light glasses as treatment for sleep disorders. PMID: 31316746 [PubMed]
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