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Neuroscientists engineer a protein that enhances memory to respond to anti-aging drug

Neuroscientists at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University, Rome, and the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS have genetically modified a molecule, the protein LIMK1, which is normally active in the brain, with a key role in memory. They added a “molecular switch” that is activated by administering a drug, rapamycin, known for its several anti-aging effects on the brain.