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Enzyme Keeps Old Memories Alive

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Science  17 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5840, pp. 883
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5840.883a

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On page 951 of this week's issue of Science, a team of neuroscientists reports results suggesting that the continuing activity of a particular enzyme is somehow necessary to maintain long-term memory, something that's not predicted by most current hypotheses on the mechanisms of memory.