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"Murphy was an optimist!"

CRS disease related to 20-30 years of stress October 22, 2010 1:02 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Mental, Of Interest, Science, Technology
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Stress hurts memory. And my memory is undeniably in a less than adequate state. The memories are there. The recollection is poor. After feeding me a few clues, the memories surface. Clues can be reminding me of your name or where we last bumped into each other etc.

An experimental drug developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh reverses age-related memory decline in mice, returning their brains to a more youthful state of cognitive function. The compound is designed to dampen the production of glucocorticoids, stress hormones that are thought to damage the brain’s learning and memory centers over time. [Source, Technology Review, Experimental Drug Preserves Memory in Rodents]

"What’s most surprising is that even short-term inhibition was able to reverse memory loss in old mice. I don’t think people had realized this was so reversible. It takes [the animals] back to being relatively young." Sign me up! I hereby declare my readiness to be a human subject in this testing of this drug!

h/t Kurzweilai.net

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1. MOM - October 22, 2010

Sassy was diagnosed with cognitive disfunction and placed on Anipryl. Dr. Smith said it works really great in dogs and he does not know why doctors do not prescribe it for humans. Check it out.