Obliterate memories from the brain

US researchers have succeeded in selectively erasing memories from mice. This is an important breakthrough and has raised hopes of its implementation in humans. But the research is still in its early days and when mature the technique can be used to cure post-traumatic syndrome. We have seen this before only in Hollywood movies and science fictions. The technique involves manipulating the memory molecule which is a protein CaMKII responsible for memory storage and communication. It is a genetic strategy and performed chemically to retrieve transient and long term memories. By expelling bad memories from our mind we can forget the past and concentrate on the future ahead.


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