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Science Closing in on Mystery of Age-Related Memory Loss, Says UAB Neurobiologist

  • May 06, 2010
The world’s scientific community may be one step closer to understanding age-related memory loss, and to developing a drug that might help boost memory.
The world’s scientific community may be one step closer to understanding age-related memory loss, and to developing a drug that might help boost memory. In an editorial published May 7 in Science, J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Neurobiology, says that drugs known as histone deacetylase inhibitors are showing great promise in stopping memory loss – and even in boosting the formation of memory in animal models.