Traumatic childhood, bad first marriage, difficult boss? In the future, histone deactylase inhibitors will help you forget your troubles. In a recent study, Li-Huei Tsai and coworkers at M.I.T.’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have found that the histone deacetylase inhibitor CI-994 allowed mice to overcome a fear of sound associated with an electric shock, effectively rewriting their memories. For more details see Could a memory-rewriting drug help treat PTSD?
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