Tracking how memories forms

February 24, 2014

In the latest issue of Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN  92 (7), 34-35), Erin Schuman from the MPI for Brain Research comments on the research of her colleague Robert H. Singer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

Granules filled with mRNA (white) zoom around neurons (purple) until they´re needed for memory formation (© Science).

Robert Singer recently published two papers in Science (1, 2) on tracking mRNA in the neurons in real-time. Using novel imaging techniques and markers, the researchers could gain more insight on how memories are formed.

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