Replacement for Nicotine?

Wired News: Smoke Breaks Boost Memory
As is often the case, a rather inappropriate title for a fairly interesting article. Research on the functions of nicotinic receptors in the brain and alternatives to nicotine which activate those receptors.


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2 responses to “Replacement for Nicotine?

  • Alexandre

    Well, they want to use something other than nicotine. One thing that’s interesting about the alternatives is that, possibly, their long-term impact could be beneficial.
    Medications have certainly come a long way. Wonder what the long-term effect on humanity as a whole will be…

  • Philistrophe

    Yeah, I heard about it I think last year. They were giving nicotine to alzheimer (spelling?!?) patient to help their memories.

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