Friday, April 11, 2003

So far I'm stroke free
This just in from the New Scientist:

A caffeine and alcohol cocktail similar to an Irish coffee could prevent severe brain damage in stroke victims, new research has revealed. The experimental drug, called caffeinol, has the potency of two cups of strong coffee and a small shot of alcohol. When injected into rats within three hours of an artificially stimulated stroke, brain damage was cut by up to 80 per cent.

The breakthrough with major quality of life implications would be if the mixture has any preventative efficacy. I'm willing to volunteer as a test subject, but to provide a meaningful statistical sample, I'll need to get all of the liberals and geeks I know to begin imbibing significant amounts of caffeine and alcohol.

What's that you say? Oh. Never mind.

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