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Asthma Drug Helps Mice Retrieve Memories “Lost” to Sleep Deprivation
A study finds roflumilast can reverse sleep deprivation–induced amnesia in mice, hinting at pathways to treating memory loss in people.
Asthma Drug Helps Mice Retrieve Memories “Lost” to Sleep Deprivation
Asthma Drug Helps Mice Retrieve Memories “Lost” to Sleep Deprivation

A study finds roflumilast can reverse sleep deprivation–induced amnesia in mice, hinting at pathways to treating memory loss in people.

A study finds roflumilast can reverse sleep deprivation–induced amnesia in mice, hinting at pathways to treating memory loss in people.

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Steve Ramirez Reshapes Memories in the Brains of Mice
Dan Robitzski | Nov 1, 2022 | 3 min read
The Boston University neuroscientist wants to take the edge off traumatic memories by manipulating how they’re processed in the brain.
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Distracted Brains Better at Parsing Unfamiliar Languages: Study
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2022 | 2 min read
People who had cognitive functions depleted by noninvasive brain stimulation or a mentally demanding task could subconsciously recognize individual words in a made-up language more easily than controls, researchers find.
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Human “Time Cells” Encode, Process Flow of Time
Anne N. Connor | Oct 1, 2021 | 2 min read
Neurons in the hippocampus store information on the timing of experiences in addition to their content, helping to mediate sequential memory recall, a new study shows.
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018 | 3 min read
A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
The Scientist Staff | Aug 30, 2017 | 1 min read
To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.
Recovering Lost Memories
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2016 | 1 min read
Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.
Memorial Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015 | 5 min read
Texas Tech undergraduate students band together to conduct research in remembrance of a classmate.
The Seat of Memory
Carol Barnes | Sep 1, 2011 | 1 min read
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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