There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

December 23, 2014 2:13 PM

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Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its sufferers and their loved ones. But new research from scientists at UCLA's Brain Research Institute offers a glimmer of hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

There may be a way for lost memories to be restored in the brain, according to the authors of the UCLA study, recently published online in the journal eLife.

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