"Smart pill" enhances alertness without usual side effects

05/12/2005 | Guardian (London), The

Dosages as small as 100 milligrams of a new brain-boosting drug helped 18- to 45-year-old males who stayed awake all night improve their performance on memory, problem-solving and alertness tests without suffering side effects linked to caffeine or amphetamines, a study found. While some scientists believe these "steroids for the brain" will need to be regulated, others see no problems with their use.

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