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Long-Term Memory: A Positive Role for a Prion?

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Science  02 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5654, pp. 28-29
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5654.28a

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In two papers in the 26 December issue of Cell, neuroscientists may have discovered the first positive function for a prionlike protein: the formation of long-term memories.