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Scientists discover drugs to strengthen synapses in the brain by 300 percent

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#1 Elus

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:08 AM


http://nextbigfuture...strengthen.html

Seems like it might have potential if you can get such a drug to the brain effectively, though I don't know if strengthening of synaptic connections will be a good thing or hinder neuroplasticity. Could someone more knowledgeable comment on this?

Edited by Elus, 27 October 2011 - 08:12 AM.


#2 Elus

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:18 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm....r00087-0070.pdf

Interestingly, histones can protect DNA from iron-mediated damage (oxidation?). The drug they tested in the first article article unwinds DNA from the histones to upregulate transcription, which might expose the DNA to premature damage (just a thought).

I could imagine a romantic scenario for a thriller, where one must choose between a long life by not taking this drug, or a short yet brilliant life through enhanced cognition and accelerated aging. These are all just fun ideas I'm tossing around though :P

Edited by Elus, 27 October 2011 - 08:19 AM.


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#3 mikeinnaples

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:33 PM

The movie Limitless was kind of like that. Except the protagonist used his enhanced brain power to prevent the drug from killling him.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

The movie Limitless was kind of like that. Except the protagonist used his enhanced brain power to prevent the drug from killling him.


Man, spoiler alert next time..

#5 caston

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:36 AM

The movie Limitless was kind of like that. Except the protagonist used his enhanced brain power to prevent the drug from killling him.



I still can't figure out how he managed to do that. He was having it made but was able to perfect it and get the negative side effects out and one day he stopped using it but kept the enhancements.

#6 mikeinnaples

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:31 PM

The movie Limitless was kind of like that. Except the protagonist used his enhanced brain power to prevent the drug from killling him.


Man, spoiler alert next time..

Doh ...sorry.

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#7 Danail Bulgaria

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:25 AM

May the drug be used in order to maintain brain functions for a longer time?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:11 AM

Wait, no one cares about this?





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