Monday, November 30, 2009

Todd Sacktor - memory erased - ZIP - PKNzeta

Todd Sacktor holds the key to ENDING YOUR PAIN, it's a drug called ZIP which blocks the action of a single molecule in the brain called PKNzeta.

Sacktor admits such search-and-destroy memory missions have implications "you never could imagine," some of them chilling. He worries about those, but his primary aim is to understand how memory works to help people. Perhaps a memory that causes post-traumatic stress could be wiped out.

Many neuroscientists believe long-term memories are stored when the brain builds new synapses, the communication channels between nerves. Sacktor disagrees. His notion is that memories are maintained by the constant presence of an enzyme called PKMzeta. The challenge, as he sees it, is to turn the enzyme on and off so selectively that only individual memories will be affected.

Sacktor thinks he and the SUNY researchers he works with are getting closer. The key is ZIP, a drug that interferes with PKMzeta. That a memory could be erased in this way was "totally unexpected," says David Glanzman, a professor of physiological science and neurobiology at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Now, this all seems great until you REMEMBER that every single project that's going on right now in Universities across the planet is funded by the military, at least they'll sequester any new discovery if it's shown to have military applications. Pop a relative amount of PKMzeta in the water whenever you need to re-educate the masses via television (or the internet) and WHAMMO! Be very afraid as you watch this video of the end of Collective History - I mean, what better than an enemy who forgets he's your enemy?

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