Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Clear The Premises, Or, It's Later Than You Think, And Later, You Won't Be Thinking

According to a story on NPR today, treatment for Alzheimer's disease should begin years, or even decades, before symptoms appear. There are drugs that have worked on mice, but have not shown results in humans. Researchers now think that this might be because the treatments in humans began long after the neurons started dying. But doesn't the prospect of aging scientists and intellectually enhanced mice sound like the premise of a bad science fiction movie?
Speaking of entertainment, watching Mitt Romney spin his positions from pro-whatever to anti to pro again, reminds me of a particularly bad episode of Wheel of Fortune. Vanna White for president!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:16 PM

    Aging scientists and intellectually enhanced mice would be a box office hit.