Thursday, April 07, 2005

Scientists Can Make Bigger Brains Now?

Ok this is getting scary. Ever seen Planet of the Apes?
Making Bigger Brains
  • According to researchers at MIT, a single gene and its growth-promoting protein (CPG15) may be used to develop therapies for renewing damaged or diseased brain tissue.
    Over-expressing CPG-15 in rats gives them bigger brains; these enlarged brains have grooves and furrows like evolved mammalian brains with larger surface areas.

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