Paris Relieves Rodents

11/9/2007 1:37 PM PST
Paris has the power to reduce the pain in mice. She might not be curing world hunger, but hey, it's a start.

McGill University neuroscientists have discovered that a "Simple Life" cardboard cutout of the heiress has proven to reduce pain in male mice. Exposure to Paris' likeness actually lowered the expression of a gene called c-fos, which transmits pain signals to the brain.

This suggests that there is reduced neural activity in the mice, not unlike the reduced activity in the brain of Hilton herself.