A new drug test claims to have an effect on memory, making it a potential Alzheimers' treatment, among other things:
They go on to say that this could enhance the memories of healthy brains as well. Human trials are still years away.Discovery could lead memory-enhancing pill out of realm of science fiction
Researchers found that when PKR is genetically suppressed in mice, another immune molecule, called gamma interferon, increases communication between neurons, improving memory and making brain function more efficient, Costa-Mattioli said.
"If we were to find an inhibitor, a molecule, a drug that will specifically block PKR, we should be able to do the same," said Costa-Mattioli. "And we did."
Googling found that Protein kinase R is likely the PKR they meant.