Gene therapy used to improve memory in mice

Researchers for years have been on a tantalizing quest to develop a drug to slow age-related memory loss.

In recent research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, Oregon State University scientists used a genetic therapy in laboratory mice, in which a virus helped carry complementary DNA into appropriate cells and restored some GluN2B subunits– brain regions help you remember things but which also stop functioning as you age.  Tests showed that it helped mice improve their memory and cognitive ability.

Read the full, original story here: Mouse Study Uses Gene Therapy to Bolster Memory

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