November 18, 2011

Memory Hates Doors

1 Walking Through Doorway Promotes Forgetting

Passing through doorways may cause memory lapses, suggest researchers from the University of Notre Dame. Published in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, the new research helps explain the why people tend to forget what they were going to do after entering a room. "Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized," says Professor Gabriel Radvansky. In one of the experiments, researchers discovered that people forgot more after walking through a doorway compared to walking the same distance across a room. In another experiment, researchers found that memory didn't improve after passing back through doorways to return to the original room where the memory was formed.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Memory Loss, Causes Memory Problems, Reasons Forget, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Walking Through Doors Affects Memory

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Another Treatment Option

2 New Drug for ALL Approved by FDA

The FDA has approved the use of Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi) for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ALL occurs when too many white blood cells are being made by the bone marrow. The most common chemotherapy treatments for ALL, asparaginase and pegasparagase, can cause allergic reactions in some people another option is sometimes necessary. The injectable drug is given three times a week and degrades a protein that fuels the growth of the leukemic blood cells so they die. Clinical trials showed that severe allergic reaction, inflammation of the pancreas, elevated liver enzymes, abnormal bleeding or clotting, high glucose and nausea were side effects of the drug. Less than 200,000 people have ALL, making Erwinaze an orphan drug.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Two Drugs Fight Cancers of the Blood

Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Blood Cancers, FDA Approval, Erwinaze, Asparaginase Erwinia Chrysanthemi, ALL, Asparaginase, Pegasparagase

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