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Pill that can wipe away bad memories? Scientists unfold the secrets of how the brain handles stress

Posted By admin On October 4, 2011 @ 8:11 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

FIONA MACRAE
UK Daily Mail [1]
October 4, 2011

Traumatic experiences could soon be no more than a distant memory thanks to a ground-breaking pill.

Scientists have unlocked some of the secrets of how the brain deals with stress – paving the way for a drug that eases painful memories.

Within a decade we could have a pill that would help those haunted by car crashes, as well as sufferers of crippling phobias.

The Leicester University research could also provide the foundation for new treatments for depression.

Mice genetically engineered  to be unable to make a protein called lipocalin-2 reacted to stress more severely than other animals.

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