Scientists have found an altered gene in mice that causes the mice to learn faster, have a better memory, and solve puzzles better than ordinary mice. These “brainy” mice were also less likely to be anxious or fearful.

Researchers are now looking at the gene and the enzyme it controls in order to develop drugs that could help people suffering from cognitive disorders, anxiety, or PTSD.

This animal research is directly helping soldiers, as well as many others, by unlocking many potential new treatments for diseases and disorders that are not well understood and have limited effective treatments.  

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