New studies have come out about a pill that can make a person forget memories. To remember something, your brain synthesizes new proteins to stabilize circuits of neural connections. The way this pill works is, it needs to be taken when the patient is recalling the memory. To delete the memory, researchers would administer a drug that blocks the protein, PKMzeta and then ask the patient to recall the event again. This worked by temporarily blocking the protein synthesis in the brain needed to recall a memory. The secret is the timing: If new proteins couldn’t be created during the act of remembering, then the original memory ceased to exist. The memory will be deleted, and if done correctly will leave the rest of the brain unaffected. This can be helpful for PTSD patients in helping them forget their traumatic experiences.