SOON, A 'MIND VIAGRA'

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Dr. Jai Maharaj, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. The Tribune Wednesday, March 10, 2004

    London - A pill code-named as HT-0712 that will make
    forgetfulness a distant memory is being developed in the
    United States and could be on sale within five years.

    According to The Sun, the wonder drug has been nicknamed

    memory power of mice and flies and will now be tested
    on people.

    However, it is just one drug in a race by firms to develop
    pills designed to increase the ability of retaining memory.
    At least 12 American companies are believed to be working on
    similar projects, which means that help is in store for
    anyone who forgets where they put car keys or those who
    struggle to cram and pass exams.

    Professor Tim Tully, the founder of Helicon Therapeutics, is
    in charge of the HT-0712 project.

    He says, ''If it takes two weeks to memorise a verse of
    Shakespeare, with one of these drugs you might be able to
    do it in two or three days.'' The memory drug business
    looks set to become a multi-million pound industry, says
    the report.

    Nobel Prize-winner Professor Eric Kandel runs a rival firm
    called Memory Pharmaceuticals. He says, ''I think over the
    next five years we should see the emergence of the first
    compounds that are, to use the very fancy

    function more effectively in intellectual terms as
    they age.''

    This summer 100 Americans suffering mild memory loss will
    test HT-0712 in the first experiment on people.

    Professor Tully first tried the drug on fruit flies. They
    learned to avoid nasty chemicals after just one
    encounter. -- ANI

    More at: http://www.tribuneindia.com/

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