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Microscopy image with blue and red neurons, where red indicates neurons involved in a memory engram
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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Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Catherine Offord | Nov 27, 2019 | 2 min read
Preliminary findings from a clinical trial of heavy drinkers suggest that the drug can weaken certain memories tied to the reward of imbibing, although the mechanisms aren’t fully clear.
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018 | 1 min read
Scientists can livestream how the mouse brain’s hippocampus maps the physical world and accesses those memories.  
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.
Retrieving Short-Term Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in C. elegans
Uri Bram | Feb 11, 2016 | 3 min read
Scientists identify the brain circuits with which newly hatched nematodes form and retrieve a lifelong aversive olfactory memory.
Fixing Fearful Memories
Abby Olena, PhD | Jan 20, 2014 | 2 min read
Remote memories can be modified in the presence of a drug that induces epigenetic changes to DNA.
Blocking Memories to Treat Alcoholism
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2013 | 2 min read
Targeting a molecular pathway involved with learning and memory helps rats with a taste for booze wean themselves off of the sauce.
Watching the Brain Remember
Sabrina Richards | May 16, 2013 | 3 min read
For the first time, researchers visualize zebrafish memory retrieval in real time.
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