January 30, 2008

Scientists Discover A Way To Reverse Memory Loss

Scientists have stumbled on a world first in helping a man improve his memory.

They were experimenting with deep-brain stimulation in an attempt to curb the appetite of a 30st patient who suffered from a lifelong obesity problem.

Electrodes were pushed into his brain and stimulated with an electric current.

The treatment did not cure his eating problem - but he experienced vivid memories of an event that occurred 30 years earlier.

In the following weeks, and up to a year later, the memory of the 50-year-old patient improved.