An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists said Tuesday.
Scientists believe they caught a glimpse of the process of false memory creation by manipulating laboratory mice to "remember" an experience that never happened.
The AP reveals information about how cities organized the Occupy evictions; IMDb.com says, no, you can't be forever young; and a study exposes the dangers of using mice to study every disease. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Tell this to the next nudnik who gives you a hard time for sucking down a cup of joe: A study of mice suggests that coffee could reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's and prevent the onset of dementia. Old mice that consumed the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day showed improved cognitive function, and some young mice, when properly juiced, managed to avoid the disease altogether.
Researchers have found a way to trigger a gene that causes the body to burn fat -- without exercise. Mice tested with the wonder drug not only lost weight, but kept the pounds off while eating fatty foods. Needless to say, the same effect can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle, but who has the time?