memory pill

memory pill

An informal term for a drug purporting to improve memory. Currently the main interest in the ‘ampakines’—drugs that are said to amplify the signal of the neurotransmitter GLUTAMATE, which is used in neurons in the memory circuits.
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Although Costa-Mattioli's memory pill may be years away from approval by the U.
A GENE mutation in mice brains could help scientists develop the first memory pill.
A GENE mutation in the brains of mice could help scientists develop the first memory pill.
SCIENTISTS believe a memory pill could one day restore old folks' ability to learn and recall things.
In the future," Tsien says, "pharmaceutical companies may come up with a memory pill.
RESEARCHERS hope to create a memory pill to treat the mind wasting condition Alzheimer's Disease.
Now bio-scientists are predicting that in 10 years they will have a memory pill to stop your brain fraying at the edges when you get older.
Who knows what we'll be searching for in another three years' time - space tourism, invisibility cloaks and memory pills maybe, or perhaps even rising house prices?
He is the guy in glasses on the far right and in front of him on the edge of the photo is his girl friend at the time, whose name failed to be resurrected by the memory pills.
Can we prevent memory pills and the like from creating social divisions between users and nonusers, divisions likely to reflect, at least in part, wealth?
Memory pills, if you can remember to take them, could soon boost our mental muscle.
But DHA is also a popular ingredient in Senior Moment, Neuro-Nectar, Brainz, and other memory pills and tonics.