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Study shows first images of brain changes associated with memory

Neuroscientists at UC Irvine have developed the first images of the physical changes in brain cells thought to underlie memory,…

May 18, 2007

Neuroscientists at UC Irvine have developed the first images of the physical changes in brain cells thought to underlie memory, a discovery that is already uncovering clues about memory loss linked to cognitive disorders. The study, led by Christine M. Gall and Gary Lynch in the College of Health Sciences, appears in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers also found that this coding mechanism is defective in models of Huntington’s disease, revealing the roots of memory loss with the diseases.