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Brain's Cleaning Crew May Aid Learning, Memory Formation

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March 15, 2002
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Can’t remember where you put your keys, or how to retrieve your voicemail? Your brain’s cleaning crew may be asleep on the job. Molecular “brooms” that whisk away excess amounts of the chemical glutamate in the brain may play a key role in learning and memory formation, suggest recent animal studies by scientists at the University of Houston.

HOUSTON, March 12, 2002 – Can’t remember where you put your keys, or how to retrieve your voicemail? Your brain’s cleaning crew may be asleep on the job. Molecular “brooms” that whisk away excess amounts of the chemical glutamate in the brain may play a key role in learning and memory formation, suggest recent animal studies by scientists at the University of Houston.


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