Fox News - Brain games: Is 'Limitless' a glimpse of our future?

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Memory enhancing drugs intended for those with brain impairments are actually being developed by scientists. Then, in early March, researcher Todd Sacktor of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and co-researcher Yadin Dudai, at New York University, announced that they had discovered how a protein called PMKzeta can be used to both enhance and erase memories, even long after they had become permanent. Since the study was done in rats, we can't be sure how this would work in humans, the researchers say, but it sounds eerily like Mora's NZT…

"You can show an enhancement and impairment [in memory] by manipulating one molecule," said memory researcher Karim Nader, of McGill University in Montreal, about Sacktor's work. "It's still pretty new, and it's happening pretty fast, but the data is there."…