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MSF enhances memory in mid-aged rats.

Methanesulfonyl Fluoride Enhances One-Trial Reward Learning in Mid-Aged Rats (1990)

This experiment shows the efficacy of MSF for treating age-related memory problems in rats. It compared young and old rats with respects to their ability to learn to run a maze and retain that information for 24 hours. It measured both the increase in speed that they were able to run the maze on the second day, as well as the decrease in errors made. While untreated old rats did not improve at all from day to day, when treated with MSF they were able to learn to run the maze much faster with a day of training, and their errors made were comparable to the fully functional young rats.

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