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Scientists discover how to erase specific memories

Jul 29, 2017, 7:12 AM EDT
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According to a research published in the journal Current Biology, a team of neuroscientists have found a way to wipe out a person’s selective memories, a development that can help war veterans, victims of abuse or drug addicts to get rid of their traumatic and painful experiences.

The approach involves deactivation of a certain proteins that form memories, keep them alive and trigger them on exposure to external stimuli, writes Global Futurist.

Researchers believe that the breakthrough opens new possibilities for development of drugs that will erase traumatic memories without affecting other important memories, notes Motherboard.

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