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Latest Long-term potentiation Stories

2011-01-26 20:38:36

A naturally occurring growth factor significantly boosted retention and prevented forgetting of a fear memory when injected into rats' memory circuitry during time-limited windows when memories become fragile and changeable.

2010-10-04 22:58:35

A researcher from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta has discovered a mechanism underlying some forms of obesity and addictions which could lead to a treatment for both diseases.

2010-09-20 16:26:57

Deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain considered to be relatively inflexible.

2010-08-25 14:54:23

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory.

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2010-03-03 07:41:25

Study suggests mental activity could stave off age-related cognitive and memory decline.

2009-11-12 12:34:32

Short-term memory may depend in a surprising way on the ability of newly formed neurons to erase older connections.

2009-09-08 07:54:55

Researchers discover that the addition of the phosphor molecule to a the NMDA receptor in the brain is a necessary step in memory formation.

2009-09-02 14:21:59

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2009-07-13 10:55:00

Memories aren't made of actin filaments. But their assembly is crucial for long-term potentiation (LTP), an increase in synapse sensitivity that researchers think helps to lay down memories.

2009-06-24 12:07:23

Scientists have uncovered a novel mechanism linking soluble amyloid ? protein with the synaptic injury and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.