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Snails yield drug addiction clue
« on: May 28, 2010, 12:23:25 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10172214.stm

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In an unusual experiment, scientists have used pond snails to study the effects of methamphetamine, better known as crystal meth, on the brain.

They discovered that the drug enhanced the creatures' abilities to learn and remember a task.

This gives insight into how some addictive drugs produce memories that are hard to forget, and that can even cause addicts to relapse.

Interesting article - of course, I'm also immaturely amused by the idea of snails on speed.

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Re: Snails yield drug addiction clue
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 03:27:38 AM »
My question is, does this make them move any faster? :D

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Re: Snails yield drug addiction clue
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 02:48:11 AM »
I'm sure this, as with many great scientific Ideas, started as a joke..."Man...what would happen if we put snails on speed?" and boom, so it was.

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Re: Snails yield drug addiction clue
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 10:36:14 AM »
Drugged Animal Project #2.

Give weed to a Cheetah.