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A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.

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Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno

By The Scientist Staff | August 30, 2017

To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.

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Recovering Lost Memories

By Jef Akst | March 21, 2016

Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.

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Memorial Research

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2015

Texas Tech undergraduate students band together to conduct research in remembrance of a classmate.

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The Seat of Memory

By Carol Barnes | September 1, 2011

Early on, researchers had learned that the hippocampus was the structure in the brain where long-term memories were created and stored, but it was not known whether the different cell types within this structure might be more or less susceptible to the aging process.

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