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Neuron. 2007 May 24;54(4):508-10.

A richness that cures.

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  • 1Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.


A study in Nature by Fischer et al. shows that environmental enrichment or increasing histone acetylation rescue the ability to form new memories and re-establish access to remote memories even in the presence of brain degeneration. Chromatin remodeling may be the final gate environmental enrichment opens to enhance plasticity and represents a promising target for therapeutical intervention in neurodegenerative diseases.

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