Saturated fatty acids increase when making memories

Jul 6, 2021 by

Researchers at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute have discovered that saturated fatty acid levels unexpectedly rise in the brain during memory formation. Typically, in a kitchen setting, saturated fats, like coconut oil and butter, stay solid at room temperature. In...

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Lost memories retrieved in mice with early Alzheimer’s

May 22, 2016 by

According to a study published in “Nature,” researchers explain how they were able to restore memories in mice that displayed symptoms of early Alzheimer’s....

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Our brains file memories during rest

May 10, 2016 by

A UCLA study of rats (which are very similar to human in terms of brains) found that memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area during rest....

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Erasing memories with light

Nov 21, 2014 by

Neuroscientists at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Dept. of Psychology found a way to erase specific memories in mice using light....

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Re-writing memory in mice

Sep 16, 2014 by

Researchers have discovered that emotional memory traces can be re-written to form new ones — e.g., from bad to good....

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Faulty NMDA receptor muddles memories

Jan 20, 2014 by

Researchers have discovered that mice lacking a receptor called N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) had their memories jumbled....

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