Daily Archives: December 7, 2016

Flashing lights offer hope for a radical new non-drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, according to research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It found that flickering at a frequency of 40 times per second induced brain waves that helped clear toxic proteins in a study on mice. John Murray-Brown talks to Clive Cookson, the FT’s science editor, about the breakthrough.

 

Alphabet’s research and development lab X is the breeding ground for Google’s biggest technological bets, including self-driving cars and a network of internet-providing balloons. Astro Teller, the entrepreneur and scientist at the helm of X, talks to the FT’s Richard Waters about the new technologies he is helping to bring to market, and what he has learned in the six years of running an innovation factory.