Thursday, July 30, 2009

Brilliant Blue: M&Ms as medicine?

WOW. I was tipped off to this piece of exciting news by a friend who has spinal cord injuries. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected Brilliant Blue G (the same color used in blue M&Ms) into rats with spinal cord injuries, the rats were able to walk again, albeit with a limp. This of course doesn't mean that chowing down on a bag of blue M&Ms will cure spinal injuries, but it's exciting information-- and hope for the future! Read more here.


Pam Walter said...

I agree that this is an exciting find. You never know where the next breakthrough will come from!

Cupcake Goggles said...

Does anyone remember in grade school, the rumor that the red M&Ms cause cancer and that's why they stopped making them and replaced them temporarily with the light brown ones? Or did I just make that up?

Candy Yum Yum said...

Yep, that was true. And I miss the tan ones!!!