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Releasing molecular brake may improve memory recall in PTSD, aging

March 12, 2018 10:09 PM UTC

A study published in Nature Medicine suggests releasing a "molecular brake" between memory stimulating and memory retrieving regions of the hippocampus could offer a new therapeutic strategy to improve memory recall in post-traumatic stress disorder and aging.

Time-dependent memory generalization, or the loss of specific details over time, is a characteristic of PTSD and age-related cognitive impairment. Multiple studies have shown that the hippocampus plays a role in maintaining the specificity of memories...

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