Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The next PED

One of the great unanswered questions in physiology is why muscles get tired. The experience is universal, common to creatures that have muscles, but the answer has been elusive until now.

Scientists at Columbia say they have not only come up with an answer, but have also devised, for mice, an experimental drug that can revive the animals and let them keep running long after they would normally flop down in exhaustion.
--Gina Kolata, NYT, on the next performance-enhancing drug

1 comment:

Sophist said...

My favorite part of the article is how they explain that the mice had to swim first, and then run. All you have to do is get them little bicycles and they'll become ironmice triathletes!