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A Drug That Could Give You Perfect Visual Memory

Imagine if you could look at something once and remember it forever. You would never have to ask for directions again. Now a group of scientists has isolated a protein that mega-boosts your ability to remember what you see. A group of Spanish researchers reported today in Science that they may have stumbled upon a substance that could become the ultimate memory-enhancer. The group was studying a poorly-understood region of the visual cortex. They found that if they boosted production of a protein called RGS-14 (pictured) in that area of the visual cortex in mice, it dramatically affected the animals’ ability to remember objects they had seen. Full Story : IO9.com…..

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Experimental Weight-Loss Drugs May Fight Diabetes, Too

pills-medicineThree investigational diet drugs now being developed might also help prevent and treat diabetes, preliminary new research indicates. The drugs ‚Äì Contrave, lorcaserin, and Qnexa ‚Äì showed an ability to improve blood glucose levels and other cardiometabolic risk factors. None of the drugs is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but just last week, the makers of Contrave reported that the drug was performing well in a late-stage clinical trial. The drug is made by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. Clinical studies of the drugs have found that all three effectively improved blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and triglycerides, according to research presented this week at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association. Full Story : Attorneyatlaw.com…..

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