New Ways to Boost Memory

Posted in Human Enhancement, Neuro, Nootropics, Transhumanism at 10:15 am by rheil

New Ways to Boost Memory – Enhancing neuron gene expression may improve memory.

By Emily Singer (Technology Review)

Scientists are developing new ways to selectively boost gene expression in the brain, in the hope of treating psychiatric and neurological disease. A growing pool of evidence shows that compounds that target this mechanism can improve learning and memory in rodents. But existing drugs, which were not developed for this purpose, are relatively weak and unselective, and their long-term safety is not yet clear. […]

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