Ever sit back and wonder about the cultural effects that videogames have on us? Here’s some food for thought. According to the Anime News Network, researchers at Japan’s Osaka Bioscience Institute have named a unique protein after Pikachu. The protein is called Pikachurin and “plays a role in the efficient transmission of kinetic vision information from the eyes to the brain.” Apparently, the protein is fast like a Pikachu, hence the name.
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2:00 PM on 07.31.2014