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Montreal researchers probe the genetic basis of memory

proteins such as GCN2 that inhibit memory storage."

Although research on humans is still a distant possibility, the scientists believe their discovery may hold promise in the treatment of a variety of illnesses linked to memory. "The discovery of the role of GCN2 in long-term memory may help us develop targeted drugs designed to enhance memory in patients with memory loss due to illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, where protein synthesis and memory are impaired," concludes Dr. Karim Nader.


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Contact: Sophie Langlois
sophie.langlois@umontreal.ca
514-343-7704
University of Montreal
29-Aug-2005


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