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How Ancient Viruses Might Have Changed Our Brains

Recent discoveries about the Arc protein have shown that its function and origin may be even more complicated than scientists originally thought.

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Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2803749/
http://www.jneurosci.org/content/20/11/3993.short
http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(17)31504-0

Surprise: A Virus-Like Protein is Important for Cognition and Memory


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867417315027
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/ancient-viruses-are-hiding-within-your-dna/
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2013.00009/full
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0135076

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