This article is from the WSSF 2015 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.
HVR Last Chancean Agouti Standard mouse owned by and photo ©2012 Katheleen Lemaire, France.
Genetically engineered mice given caffeine equivalent to 6–8 cups of coffee a day were protected from developing an MS like disease. Caffeine is known to block adenosine receptors that allow damaging cells to enter the brain. More research is needed to understand how the caffeine blocks these receptors. Researchers cautioned against using large quantities of caffeine to treat MS.
to eight ’cups of coffee‘ a day shown to protect
mice from developing MS-like disease, Cornell study finds in