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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 12 May 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 19, p. pe20
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.19.pe20]


The Ageless Question--What Accounts for Age-Related Cognitive Decline?

Alan Nagahara, and Mark H. Tuszynski

Alan Nagahara and Mark H. Tuszynski are in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA, and Mark H. Tuszynski is affiliated with the Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92165, USA. E-mail: mtuszynski{at} (M.H.T.)

Key Words: cognitive function • hippocampus • dentate gyrus • Arc

Abstract: Recent studies have provided partial insight into mechanisms underlying age-related declines in brain function. However, precisely where in the brain these changes occur is not entirely clear. A new report suggests that the hippocampal dentate gyrus may be the earliest locus of age-related memory decline.

Citation: A. Nagahara, M. H. Tuszynski, The Ageless Question--What Accounts for Age-Related Cognitive Decline? Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (19), pe20 (2004).

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