Scientists develop drug to "dampen" bad memories

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Researchers from Harvard University and McGill University are conducting research on a drug that appears to be able to "dampen" the psychological and physiological stress associated with remembering traumatic events.

The drug is called propranolol. It has been around for over two decades and the idea that it can be used to alter memory has been floating around for over a decade.

This is by no means a way to "erase" bad memories but the research is interesting nonetheless.

These latest research findings on how propranolol affects memories is published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Read more in this Live Science article.

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