Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Strange but True- Scientist Tests 'Anti-Stupidity' Pill - AOL News

Strange but True- Scientist Tests 'Anti-Stupidity' Pill - AOL News: "Updated:2006-08-07 12:51:55
Scientist Tests 'Anti-Stupidity' Pill
BERLIN (Aug. 7) - A German scientist has been testing an 'anti-stupidity' pill with encouraging results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper reported Saturday.

It said Hans-Hilger Ropers, director at Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, has tested a pill thwarting hyperactivity in certain brain nerve cells, helping stabilize short-term memory and improve attentiveness.

'With mice and fruit flies we were able to eliminate the loss of short-term memory,' Ropers, 62, is quoted saying in the German newspaper, which has dubbed it the 'world's first anti-stupidity pill.'"
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