Neuroscience: Of mice and memories
Susumu Tonegawa, senior author, says: “Once you identify specific sites in the memory circuit which are not functioning well or whose boosting will bring a beneficial consequence, there is a possibility of inventing new medical technology where the ...
Recalling Positive Memories Overrides Depression
Asian Scientist Magazine
To answer the long-standing question of whether a positive memory can overwrite a negative one, researchers led by RIKEN Brain Science Institute director Dr. Susumu Tonegawa used genetic engineering to create optogenetically controllable mice.
Japanese scientists treat depressed male mice by making them remember ...
You've probably never heard of Susumu Tonegawa before, but now's your chance to fix that! Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987 for the discovery of the genetics behind antibody diversity, and he's been going strong ever since ...
Recalling happier memories can reverse depression
R & D Magazine
... function everywhere in the brain,” says Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, and senior author of the paper.