Friday, December 23, 2011

Memory Pill? has posted an article describing how a memory pill may be a reality in the near future.  Mice that were genetically modified to block an immune molecule called, "PKR," were observed to have enhanced brain function due to the increased neuron communication. 

The researchers then found a molecule that could block PKR instead of needing to genetically modify the mice.  The mice were injected with the molecule.  The results were astounding when tested against normal mice!  The regular mice took days to remember where to find an object, while the mice without PKR learned after ONE try. 

This appears to be an important step in treating memory problems and diseases like Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.  Here is to hoping they continue to make breakthroughs that can treat or even reverse the effects of dementia.

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