Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 6 February 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 5, p. nf3
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.5.nf3]

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Age Discrimination

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2002/5/nf3

Abstract: A new study of knockout mice shows that neurons degenerate with age unless properly maintained. The findings emphasize the importance of upkeep for long-term functioning of neurons and clarify the role of an enigmatic gene. The results also might help researchers nail down what triggers some unexplained types of nerve degeneration in the elderly.

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