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  •  There *have * to be serious side-effects to this- (7+ / 0-)

    bypassing a normal regulatory process at the cellular level, with such spectacular results, must have unintended consequences. Who knows, high blood pressure or something that doesn't manifest in a short-lived mouse but would kill a person in a few years.

    But this could be a real boon for MS sufferers etc.

    •  Well, of course . . . (3+ / 0-)
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      Alexandra Lynch, wu ming, caul

      There'll be all kinds of warnings in the TV commercials for it, along with glowing specimens of human health and vitality grinning ecstatically and running on the beach or sitting in a bathtub gazing at the sunset, and then the inevitable patient deaths and lawsuits and out of court settlements, but that's just a cost of doing business.

      Six billion in profits minus a billion or so in settlements still leaves enough walking around money to make it easy to sleep at night.

      "The rule of the wise must be absolute . . . rulers ought not to be responsible to the unwise subjects." ~ Professor Leo Strauss

      by antifa on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:22:48 PM PDT

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      •  If you experience, ... (4+ / 0-)
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        Alexandra Lynch, wu ming, antifa, caul

        shortness of breath, loss of hearing, a tingling sensation in your tongue, vomiting, diarrhea, fading eyesight or hearing, uncontrollable leg shaking, an erection lasting more than 6 hours, panic attacks, blood in your urine, coughing up blood, blood leaking from your eyes, ranting like a Republican, belief in magical beings, hearing all powerful beings telling you to resign as Pope . . . then contact your physician right away. The drug has made you into a Zombie.

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