Dawn of the Planet of the Mice
Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York have successfully implanted human glial cells into the brains of mice to shocking result. Not only were the cells not rejected, but the human cells completely dominated the mouse brain cells. More incredibly, this led to mice which demonstrated a much higher capacity for memory and cognitive skill. Yep, Anthony and Jeff are thinking what you're thinking: the age of super-intelligent mice is upon us, and it is only a matter of time before we are all doomed. Listen as the guys bid farewell to the human race. This show is entirely listener supported. To find out how to help AND get early episodes and bonus content, head to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns Hey! If you're enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. iTunes: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns - Stitcher: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhc Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Today's Story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26639-the-smart-mouse-with-the-halfhuman-brain.html?cmpid=RSS%7CNSNS%7C2012-GLOBAL%7Conline-news#.VJz1sV4AAC Today's story was sent in by both Tyler Davenport and Adam Timmerman. Thanks guys! Send in your suggestions to [email protected] LISTEN HERE: http://traffic.libsyn.com/wehaveconcerns/whc-073-dawnoftheplanetofthemice.mp3