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Thursday, March 10, 2011

DRDO developing performance enhancement food for soldiers; anti-fatigue tests on white mice at DFRL


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By Anantha Krishnan M. 
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Aviation Week |March 4 | Mysore | India |
India’s Defense Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) is working on new foods for military personnel that are expected to enhance performance and reduce stress.Top DFRL scientists are testing plant extracts on white mice before they are incorporated into any final product. “We take extracts from plants with anti-fatigue features,” a source says. “We have noticed that the mice [that] are fed with the extracts swim for a longer time.”The scientists will perform confirmation and safety trials before making the final product. “We go for the microbiological safety [and] check shelf-life parameters before going for human trials,” the source says. “We haven’t yet developed the product. We can call the program a success only after the user gives their acceptance. We are now focusing on developing the product so that the samples are ready for trials.”
(NOTE: Please note that these tests (on white mice) are being done as per the international UN norms. It has the  approval of various animal rights bodies, since it falls under scientific research. Hence, those who copy this video from this blog should apply caution and not precipitate it for want of cheap publicity.)
 Full report in AW here

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