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A Mechanism for Selectively Erasing Memories Holds Promise

Researchers erased certain memories from slug neurons, opening up the possibility that this could one day work on humans with memories that trigger anxiety or awaken trauma.

Published On 06/23/2017
7:30 AM EDT
Two Aplysia sensory neurons with synaptic contacts on the same motor neuron in culture after isolation from the nervous system of Aplysia. The motor neuron has been injected with a fluorescent molecule that blocks the activity of a specific Protein Kinase M molecule. | Schacher Lab/Columbia University Medical Center