Scientists "unlock secret of how long-term memories are formed": Identification of molecules may herald new treatments for Alzheimer"s…

Scientists solve the mystery of long term memory in breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson'sMemories of places and objects are believed to be formed in the hippocampusExperiments with mice were able to isolate context memories from audio cue memoriesResearch may lead to new treatments for debilitating diseases | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 10 September 2012 Scientists believe they have discovered the molecules which help form long term memory Scientists have taken a major step towards understanding how human long-term memories are formed, offering hope to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s victims.

Cannabis compound "eases nerve pain caused by cancer drugs"

Cannabis compound “eases nerve pain caused by cancer drugs” Cannabis can help ease the pain suffered by cancer patients after chemotherapy, say scientists. They found a chemical in the class B drug prevents some of the side effects that develop following treatment, particularly for victims of breast tumours. Dr Sara Jane Ward and a team from Temple University, Philadelphia, found the second most abundant compound in the cannabis plant, stopped nerve pain caused by the drug Paclitaxel in female mice.