Mice transplanted with a once-discounted class of human brain cells have better memories and learning abilities than normal counterparts, according to a new study. Far from a way to engineer smarter rodents, the work suggests that human brain evolution involved a major upgrade to cells called astrocytes.
Step two: inject those astrocytes into rats and give them modafinil. In a couple months they’ll all break out, start a competing lab and use what they know about your work to write a better grant and take your research funding. Think, people!