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Hyperactive Hippocampus: Response or Root Cause?

Quieting Memory-Related Brain Structure Can Improve Memory

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Scientists have reported they were able to improve memory in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment – a neurological condition somewhere between normal age-related memory loss and outright dementia that often progresses to Alzheimer's disease – by treating them with low doses of the anti-epileptic drug Keppra (levetiracetam, from Brussels, Belgium-based UCB SA).

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