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2013-03-05 10:39:34

Introductions at a party seemingly go in one ear and out the other. However, if you meet someone two or three times during the party, you are more likely to remember his or her name. Your brain has taken a short-term memory - the introduction - and converted it into a long-term one. The molecular key to this activity is mTORC2 (mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2), according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in an article that appeared online in the journal Nature Neuroscience....

2011-12-10 02:04:07

When the activity of a molecule that is normally elevated during viral infections is inhibited in the brain, mice learn and remember better, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reported in a recent article in the journal Cell. "The molecule PKR (the double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase) was originally described as a sensor of viral infections, but its function in the brain was totally unknown," said Dr. Mauro Costa-Mattioli, assistant professor of neuroscience at BCM and...

2011-12-08 23:32:41

When the activity of a molecule that is normally elevated during viral infections is inhibited in the brain, mice learn and remember better, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reported in a recent article in the journal Cell. "The molecule PKR (the double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase) was originally described as a sensor of viral infections, but its function in the brain was totally unknown," said Dr. Mauro Costa-Mattioli, assistant professor of neuroscience at BCM and...

2011-12-08 07:56:53

By Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — A memory-enhancing drug has been discovered unexpectedly by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. When the activity of a molecule, normally elevated during viral infections, is inhibited, mice learn and remember better, a recent article in the Journal Cell reported. "PKR is a protein kinase which was originally described as a sensor of viral genome. We knew nothing about PKR´s role in brain...

2011-02-16 16:33:14

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have provide the first direct genetic evidence that a complex of proteins known as mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) plays a crucial role in memory formation. The findings, which could have implications in treating those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and a wide range of cognitive memory disorders, can be found in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "In the study we use a drug...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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