" We can form a memory, erase that memory and we can reactivate it, at will - Roberto Malinow, Professor of Neurosciences, University of California "
Scientists flick scary memory switch

Scientists have found a way to deactivate and reactivate a fear-based memory in rats.

Since this research is showing that scientists might be able to reverse the synapse weakening processes and restore associative memory, the researchers suggest that this method could potentially be pursued as a possible treatment for memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease.

The study was recently published in the Journal Nature, but it is expected to be a long time before human trials can begin. You can read more about it and watch a video from the scientists at Dementia News.

 Posted: June 6th, 2014

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