03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Scientists Develop "Amnesia Drug"

Scientists believe they have found a way to dampen down the impact of bad memories in people's brains.

A US and Canadian team used a drug called propranolol to target unwanted memories, while leaving others intact.

They injected the drug, which is more often used to treat heart patients, while a volunteer was asked to recall a painful memory.

The Journal of Psychiatric Research study found that this seemed to disrupt the way the memory was then stored.

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