Engineering a Memory with Optogenetics

Memories are mysterious and can be irritatingly illusive – is there anything more frustrating than the feeling of knowing something, of it being on the tip of your tongue, only for it to remain stubbornly inaccessible, hidden away deep in your brain? Understanding memory, even ‘finding’ memories in the brain, has been the subject of […]

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Cutting Out The Middle Man: RNA As A Drug Target

Almost all drugs target proteins. This makes intuitive and logical sense; proteins are the drivers of practically all cellular processes. They form receptors for signals, they are signals, they convey signals, break down other molecules and control replication and transcription of DNA. Defective or overactive proteins cause both familial illness and acquired maladies ranging from […]

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