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Posted on 03/03/2011 4:59:59 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Study: Scientists Revive Old, Fading Memories
By Maia Szalavitz Thursday, March 3, 2011
What would it be like if you never forgot if your brain were able to access your haziest long-term memories as though they had just been freshly made? For the first time, working in rats, researchers have enhanced weak, old memories by tweaking an enzyme in the brain. The findings not only deepen understanding of how memory works, but offer new hope for the development of treatments for Alzheimer's and other memory-destroying diseases.
The study, led by researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, involved using viruses to ferry genes into specific regions of rats' brains in order to increase or decrease levels of a substance called protein kinase M zeta (PKMzeta). Inhibition of that enzyme has been shown in past studies to wipe out lab rats' long-term memory, and the researchers sought to determine what would happen if the protein were overexpressed instead.
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They’ve tapped into the akashic records.
So, if you want to recover some memories, ask the Weizmann.
“So, if you want to recover some memories, ask the Weizmann.”
Funniest thing I’ve heard today!
Here is some interesting news.
I need some of that.
Those pesky Jooooooz are at it again, developing a method of curing another horrible disease. What will they do next?
Then the problem of any potential for distortion of memories or introduction of false memory...
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