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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.
A colorized transmission electron microscope image of an oligodendrocyte (blue) surrounded by cells that it coated in myelin (red outlines).
Brain Fluid from Youngsters Gives Old Mice a Memory Boost
Dan Robitzski | May 11, 2022 | 3 min read
A growth factor found in the cerebrospinal fluid of young mice triggered the proliferation of myelin-making cells when injected into the brains of older mice.
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Exercise-Associated Protein Boosts Brain Function in Mice
Chloe Tenn | Dec 9, 2021 | 5 min read
A study that transfused plasma from active to inactive mice suggests the protein clusterin enhances cognition.
Cannabis Increases Propensity for False Memories
Amy Schleunes | May 1, 2020 | 5 min read
Virtual reality experiments reveal that the popular drug may make the brain more open to misremembering.
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2019 | 2 min read
Sleeping on a rhythmically swaying surface helps synchronize sleep oscillations in the human brain, a study finds.
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.
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