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Study Fuels Hope for Memory Recovery Among Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s patients may be able to recover lost memories, according to a new study. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, writing in the journal Nature, say that in the lab, mice with early stages of the degenerative brain disease form new memories. So do mice who are disease free, but are unable to recall things days later. Using a technique called optogenetics, the researchers were able to coax those memories back. The researchers say optogenetics is...

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