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Blue M&M’s, Gatorade and Jell-O Linked to Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

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We all know that albino animals have pink eyes and skin.  So why is this albino lab rat blue?  According to new research, the same blue food dye found in M&Ms, Jell-O and Gatorade could be used to reduce damage caused by spinal cord injuries. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering from spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again, although with a limp, CNN reports.

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments