Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Scientists find way to wipe out painful memories

By Danny Buckland, Daily Mirror

It sounds like something from a science fiction movie.

But researchers reckon they have found a way to erase painful memories and post-traumatic stress.
They discovered a link between a protein called PKM and recollections of disturbing incidents.

By targeting the specific brain circuit which holds the tormenting memory they believe they could weaken it or wipe it out.

The incredible study paves the way for treatment for war veterans and victims of horrific attacks. It may also help drug addicts and people with long-term memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s.


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