Researchers Beaten, Hospitalized During Coffee Study

Turner Group research facility.

Turner Research clinical study group area after caffeine deprivation research subjects turned violent.

New Haven, CT– A new study measuring the effects of lack of coffee took an unexpected turn Friday afternoon when three researchers were beaten by five of the six participants in the study and subsequently hospitalized.  

The study, which monitored the participents as they were deprived of coffee and other caffeinated beverages over a seven-day period, was nearly complete when one of the men in the study apparently snapped, and convinced four of the other five in the group, including an 81 year-old grandmother, to attack the researchers, said Gene Holland, spokeman for the Turner Group, a research firm in New Haven that sometimes does studies in association with Yale University.
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