MemStick or "Synaptic mechanisms of memory loss: Novel cell adhesion molecules as therapeutic targets." is a Collaborative Project financed by the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union
Priority HEALTH-2007-2.2.1-4: Memory loss: underlying mechanisms and therapy.
Memory loss is a central symptom in different diseases, and represents a significant social and economic burden for a large percentage of European citizens. The molecular and neurobiological bases of memory deficits are largely unknown and there are currently no drugs available that can markedly decelerate or prevent memory decline. To address this major problem, the MemStick project will investigate the role of novel synaptic cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) in memory loss, and the therapeutic value of targeting these CAMs to restore memory function and associated neurobiological mechanisms at the synaptic level.... Read more