Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blue M&Ms Linked to Reducing Spine Injury

Ok, this title, Blue M&Ms linked to reducing spine injury is just wrong. It's really about giving the same blue dye intravenously immediately after a spinal cord injury. Apparently in rats it helped them get back some function, which is a big deal. Human tests are still pending but it works by blocking ATP, which rushes to the injured site, from damaging more tissue.

Ok, it's really about this picture...

The dye turned rats blue, temporarily.

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