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28 July 2009

What Does The Color Blue Taste Like?

When they started making food and drinks blue, like blue koolaid and blue gatorade, I remember asking my son: what does blue taste like?

Today I saw a news article about blue food dye used within the medical world, and I found this picture of a white and blue lab rat to be very sad.

The following is a small portion of the article:

The same blue food dye found in M&Ms and Gatorade could be used to reduce damage caused by spine injuries, offering a better chance of recovery, according to new research.

Rats injected with BBG not only regained their mobility but temporarily turned blue.

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again, albeit with a limp.

The only side effect was that the treated mice temporarily turned blue.

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