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Researchers are experimenting with a drug, that, when delivered to certain areas of the brain, may help erase certain memories. According to the New York Times, the drug blocks the activity of a substance that the brain apparently needs to retain much of its learned information. And if enhanced, the substance — a molecule called PKMzeta — could help ward off dementias and other memory problems. Such experiments are part of a growing interest in the field of neuroscience, or the study of the brain. The National Institutes of Health last year spent $5.2 billion, nearly 20 percent of its total budget, on brain-related projects, according to the Society for Neuroscience. According to the New York Times, researchers found that brain cells activated by an experience keep one another on biological speed-dial, like a group of people joined in common witness of some striking event. Call on one and word quickly goes ... keep reading »