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Scientists Wipe Mice Memories, Forgetting the Past Could Be a Pill Away

October 29th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

DailyTech – Scientists Wipe Mice Memories, Forgetting the Past Could Be a Pill Away

With new medicine you may soon be able to choose to wipe your memories

The approach targets a specific chemical in the brain.  This chemical, a protein, plays a crucial role in the formation of memories.  When recalling a specific painful event, a drug developed by the researchers overloads this mechanism, causing an excess of the protein to be produced.  This causes the brain to overload and chemically wipe all trace of the negative memory, without any apparent physiologically harmful side effects.

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