Gary Lynch: The Memory Doctor

In a few months, results will be in on an unprecedented experiment: the first human trials of a memory-boosting compound designed from the synapses up. The drug, called Ampalex, was hand-crafted to tweak the brain's molecular wiring. It's the creation of one of the world's leading authorities on memory, neuroscientist Gary S. Lynch of the University of California at Irvine, and his colleagues at a UC spin-off, Cortex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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