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Submitted by Speed-Racer 1508d ago | news

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." (Hi-tech)

Speed-Racer  +   1508d 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.
Vortex3D  +   1507d 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.
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_Q_  +   1508d ago
I am down for some testing! lol @ RacerX. I instantly thought the same.
kingPoS  +   1508d ago
Question is?...is it addictive? And if you stop taking them will you suffer withdraw or other side effects.
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Vortex3D  +   1507d 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.
Marked  +   1507d 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.
kingPoS  +   1505d 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
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Pikajew  +   1508d ago
There are so much stuff I want to forget. Why would I take this?
Tratious  +   1508d ago
MDT-48
MrSnrub  +   1508d ago
The possibilities will be, shall we say, Limitless.
MIDNIGHTMASK85  +   1508d ago
Finally..... I now can actually remember things like a normal person
GrumpyVeteran  +   1508d ago
Good stuff. Hello future!

Did you guys hear about the caffeine inhalers? It's like this reusable sealable inhaler thing, you take a puff of it and it's like you drank coffee.
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DivineHand125  +   1508d ago
I hope none of them is stupid to test this on monkeys because we would could have "a planet of the apes" scenario on our hands but aside from that, After it is approved i'd be one of the first people to use this drug hoping that the finished product would give the same benefits as the one in limitless.
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KingPin  +   1507d ago
Ultimate test for this drug

Step 1: take drug
Step 2: get completely drunk. <so drunk where you have to hold on to the grass to keep from falling off earth>

if (what you remember == the previous night actual events)
system.out.println("This drug is a success")
else
system.out.println("Back to the drawing board")
GrumpyVeteran  +   1507d ago
I prefer C#.
LightofDarkness  +   1507d ago
I don't think I'd want to remember being that drunk. A better test would be to read the entirety of Pride and Prejudice and be able to quote large swathes of the text on command, including page numbers.
aDDicteD  +   1506d ago
limitless movie made real ^_^

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