Navigation Links
Wiping Out Memories Selectively, is Possible Now

It could be possible to wipe out memories selectively from the human brain. Researchers are now emboldened on this front, as they have been able// to wipe out a single specific memory from brains of rats using a drug, leaving all other recollections intact.

If that experiment can be successfully replicated in the case of human beings, it could be possible to help relieve sufferers of the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Those who undergo traumatic experiences, say during a war or a riot, are diagnosed to be suffering from the PTSD.

Treatment of the PTSD would get a dramatic boost if doctors were equipped with ways of ridding the patients of the more painful of memories.

The brain secures memories by transferring them from short-term to long-term storage, through a process called reconsolidation. It has been shown before that this process can be interrupted by drugs.

Researchers at the Centre for Neural Science at New York University tried to find out whether it would be possible to stop the transfer of one specific memory without affecting others, and they seem to have succeeded.

Detailing their findings, the team has said in Nature Neuroscience that they trained rats to fear two different musical tones through the use of electric shocks.

Then they gave some of the rats a drug known to cause limited amnesia (which is not approved for people).

A day later, the rats treated that way seemed to have overcome the fear of one of the two tones while the untreated remained fearful of both the sounds.

Apparently the drug had wiped out the memory associated with one of the tones, researchers say. This discovery could help in the treatment of post-traumatic disorders, they say.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program
2. Memories change with age
3. Research Finds How Post-traumatic Stress Leads to Long-Lasting Memories
4. Peaceful Slumber said to Restore Memories
5. Humans Found To Have The Ability To Block Unwanted Memories
6. Slow Learners Have Longer Memories
7. Memories Linked To Their Packaging In The Brain
8. Creating Memories During Sleep
9. Treat Childhood Trauma by Building on Parental Memories of Loving Care
10. Memories Lost Due to Neuro-degenerative Diseases may Be Restored
11. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National ... 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. ... for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and ... Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In ... taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, ... overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Farm ... California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the ... change the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... South Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South ... its next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The ... chest compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared ... It also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the ... The crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly ... its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 ... a conference call on that day with the investment ... performance. The conference call will begin at ... public can access a live webcast of the conference ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, ... 2017 earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, November ... a.m. (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) ... discussing the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for ... opportunities, initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: