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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Eat Blue


Shocked! That's what I was after checking out the news on CNN today. I read more about it on their website. I won't say more, will copy paste the main part of the article:

(CNN) -- The same blue food dye found in M&Ms and Gatorade could be used to reduce damage caused by spine injuries, offering a better chance of recovery, according to new research.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again, albeit with a limp.
The only side effect was that the treated mice temporarily turned blue.

To read the whole article:
http://www.edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/28/spinal.injury.blue.dye/index.html

P.S. You should know, I'm 100% against animal testing. But if it results in fixing their backs and just turning them blue, I'm for it 90%;p

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