Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 April 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 15, p. ns4
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.15.ns4]

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This Is Your Brain ... And This Is Your Brain on Calcium

Misplaced your wallet? Forgotten your niece's birthday again? You might be able to blame your forgetfulness on calcium

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2002/15/ns4

Abstract: Most older brains don't learn or remember as well as younger ones do. One possible reason is that rising calcium concentrations within neurons hamper memory and learning. Researchers have accumulated a small pile of supporting evidence for the calcium hypothesis, but key questions remain about calcium's interaction with other mechanisms of aging and its effects on neuron activity.

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