I was driving home from work yesterday, when an ad for something like “Memprove” came on the radio. It’s supposed to be a short-term memory enhancer. Anyway, it rather pompously states, “developed by a pharmaceutical company (sic) over the last 10 years with proprietary neuro-peptides.”


I had several conflicting thoughts. ‘There’s no way I’m letting you play with my brain chemistry.’ ‘Why should I trust you when you won’t even own up to the name of the company.’ ‘I hope they paid the neuro-peptides for their work.’

A minute later I was wondering when we’d have open-souce neuro-peptides.