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Research Round-up: Meth, Better Colonoscopies

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At least in mice, some of the nasty side effects of methamphetamines kick in after the mouse stops using it, according to researchers from University of Florida.

A study at UF College of Medicine found memory loss and a decrease in neuronal activity in mice going through withdrawal from methamphetamines, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. The researchers theorize that similar effects would occur in humans about a year after they stop using the drug.

Meanwhile, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville say high-definition imaging tools are much better at finding precancerous polyps in colonoscopies than traditional screening technology, the Florida Times-Union reports.