Some lost memories could be restored

December 28, 2014 1:50 PM

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(NEWSER) – A lost memory may not be lost for good. That's the takeaway from a "radical" new study that's transforming how scientists view long-term memory and giving hope to early Alzheimer's patients.

Many neuroscientists have long-believed that memories are held in the connections between brain cells, known as synapses, which are degraded by Alzheimer's disease. But new research out of UCLA has turned that idea on its head, EurekAlert reports. It offers evidence that long-term memory is actually...

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