Science or Fiction
New research indicates that a stimulant drug, modafinil, enhances cognitive performance for those at the low end of the spectrum, but impairs performance for healthy individuals. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0110639
The USDA has approved a new genetically modified potato that has 40% of the calories of existing cultivars typically used for chips and fries. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/usda-approves-gmo-potato-designed-simplot-26770538
New research in mice finds an association between the type of bacteria found in the gut and the presence of mental behaviors suggestive of anxiety, depression, and autism. http://www.nature.com/news/gut-brain-link-grabs-neuroscientists-1.16316
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“The voice of reason is small, but very persistent.” – Sigmund Freud memorial