Maintaining healthy cognitive functions, of which memory is a most important one, is one of the major goals of mental health research. Aging, diseases, stress and injury can lead to cognitive and memory impairments. It is estimated that up to one third of adults will experience a gradual decline in cognitive function known as mild cognitive impairment as they age. Furthermore, risk for Alzheimer

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Capitalizing on recent findings from our ongoing project using the rat as an animal model, this project continuation aims at identifying the mechanisms and circuitry of memory enhancement in adult animals and in preventing or rescuing memory decay. The results of these studies may lead to the identification of new therapies that prevent or reverse memory impairments. Preventing or rescuing cognitive and memory loss is a most important goal in mental health research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Research Project (R01)
Project #
2R01MH074736-06
Application #
8204300
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-IFCN-C (04))
Program Officer
Osborn, Bettina D
Project Start
2005-07-01
Project End
2016-11-30
Budget Start
2012-02-06
Budget End
2012-11-30
Support Year
6
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$643,292
Indirect Cost
$219,352
Name
New York University
Department
Neurology
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
041968306
City
New York
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
10012
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