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Parents giving unproven IQ-boosting drugs to kids with Down's

11 August 2016

Drugs like Prozac and bumetanide show early promise for boosting intelligence in mouse studies, but have not been tested in humans. Dr André Strydom (UCL Brain Sciences) says a different compound called EGCG which has been shown to produce modest benefits in adults could lead to improved abilities over a lifetime. Read: New Scientist