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Gene for age-related memory loss

| | August 30, 2013
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The forgetfulness that comes with age may be reversible, researchers reported on Wednesday. They found the brain cells involved in normal, age-related memory loss don’t die. They’re just turned down.

The researchers found a single gene associated with the normal but infuriating loss of memory that torments most people as they age – and found it might be possible to restore its function. If a drug is found to do that, it would for all intents and purposes be a memory pill.

Read the full, original story here: Can’t remember anything? There may be hope for you

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