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Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity over time, which may have application for understanding the progression of Alzheimer’s disease over time. Learning how changes to the epigenome accumulate, manifest, and influence brain function may lead to development of treatments for brain diseases that develop over a lifetime.

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— Barbara Worthington, editor
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Honeybee Memories: Another Piece of the Alzheimer’s Puzzle?

A breakdown of memory processes in humans can lead to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. By looking at the simpler brain of a honeybee, per a study recently published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, researchers move a step closer to understanding the different processes behind long-term memory formation.

The honeybee can form complex memories through processes much like those occurring in human brains. The new study shows that DNA methylation is a molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity and relearning, and therefore, could control how experiences are integrated over a lifetime.

“We show that DNA methylation is one molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity and relearning and through which experiences of the organism could be accumulated and integrated over their lifetime,” says Stephanie Biergans, PhD, first author of the study and a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia.

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