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Japanese team reveals drug can improve long-term memory

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The experiment was conducted on 38 men and women who were asked to study images of 128 objects in an object recognition task. Their memory was tested a week later and then again two days after that when they were asked if they had seen the items before.

It's a start, I hope they continue with the testing to make sure it's safe!

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If this helps our loved ones who suffer from this heartbreaking disease, it is to be welcomed.

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Interesting.... so it didn't help the people that already had a "good memory", but it did help those with sub-standard memories. Then it will probably help mine.

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I’d be very wary of taking a drug like this.

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There is this too:

https://www.nature.com/articles/npjamd201612

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Testing a research group of 38? About 2000000 people have dementia in japan. Research field should be 50000.

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Testing a research group of 38? About 2000000 people have dementia in japan. Research field should be 50000.

Putting the cart before the horse.

Maybe you should actually know how these things work, before claiming you know how they should work.

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GoodlucktoyouT

Testing a research group of 38? About 2000000 people have dementia in japan. Research field should be 50000.

I don't think you are really suggesting the researchers jump straight into Phase IV, without doing basic safety and efficacy testing (Phases 1 and 2), first, right? I'd agree if the journalists were more careful with their headlines when describing results of very early, very limited trials. "Drug can improve long-term memory" is probably not how it was written in the medical journal.

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And here we are taking anti-histamines, lol! (I know, I know, it's not for us)

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