Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 November 2004
Out of Whack, Out of Mind
Misaligned brain cells might sap memory as we age
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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