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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 November 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 45, p. nf100
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.45.nf100]

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Out of Whack, Out of Mind

Misaligned brain cells might sap memory as we age

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/45/nf100

Abstract: Your kindergarten teacher was right--neatness counts, even in the brain. Cells that slip out of alignment with age might undermine memory, according to a new study of monkeys. The work might explain the nagging question of why recall falters as we grow older even though we don't normally lose brain cells.

Citation: M. Leslie, Out of Whack, Out of Mind. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (45), nf100 (2004).

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