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Super Memory boosting pill in the works

What's Hawt: "Neuroscientists at the Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that inhibiting the PKR molecule in the brain can significantly boost learning and memory capabilities."

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Speed-Racer2259d ago

Reminded me of that movie "limitless", hopefully inhibiting PKR won't have any other adverse side effects, but I guess that's what product testing is for.

Vortex3D2258d ago (Edited 2258d ago )

The scary part is none of the enhancer drugs sold today have gone through long enough time in testing. Just because the drug doesn't appear to have side effects after 1-2 years, it's not possible to know what will happen 10 years later especially if the drug is often taken for 10 years. Testing on animals can only tell you so much.

And then, the consumers who take the drug like an easy miracle drug. Just because it's said to have no known long team side effects, they take it at will and then become dependent on the drug because the body doesn't know how to function naturally. To the company who makes and sells the drug, the more addicted the consumers, the better it is for them. More money. Consumers don't care as long it works now and if anything goes wrong in a few years, sue the drug manufacturer.

_Q_2258d ago

I am down for some testing! lol @ RacerX. I instantly thought the same.

kingPoS2258d ago (Edited 2258d ago )

Question is? it addictive? And if you stop taking them will you suffer withdraw or other side effects.

Vortex3D2258d ago

Today's society is all about minimum amount of time and efforts to learn on your own. If there's an enhancer drug, take it to further reduce the time and efforts. Deal with withdraw and side effects later. If can't, sue the drug manufacturer.

Marked2258d ago

I imagine its will have side effects just like any other drug that manipulates the balances in the brain. Once the brain notices an influx of specific chemicals, it stops producing them. Then when the influx is taken away, the brain must try and find its original balance....which it cant. Its a life long strugle of ups and downs.

kingPoS2255d ago (Edited 2255d ago )

I don't really like the idea of being reliant on any kind of pill.
But unfortunately in today's world it's a necessary evil for alot of people to take pills(even every day). T_T

Pikajew2258d ago

There are so much stuff I want to forget. Why would I take this?

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