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Scientists Discover Memory Molecule

The Science Daily article Scientists Discover Memory Molecule discusses the discovery of a molecule, the enzyme protein kinase M zeta, that preserves long-term memories through persistent strengthening of synaptic connections between neurons. Memories can be erased by inhibiting the enzyme.

This discovery elevates from theory to fact the idea that long term memory is realized in the relative strengths of synaptic connections. Incidently, it also elevates from theory to fact the idea that memories are physically stored in neurons, as opposed to any non-physical explanation.

So now we know what molecular structures must survice cyronic suspension, and/or what molecular structures must be reconstructed when reviving cryonic suspension patients, in order for cryonic suspension/reanimation to preserve memory.

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