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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 16 November 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 46, p. nf86
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.46.nf86]


A Switch in Time Saves Mind

Aging rats preserve their memories by adjusting their responses to stimulation

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: If we have a choice, most of us would prefer to grow old like newsman Mike Wallace, who at 87 is still sticking it to shifty politicians and louche lawyers on the television program 60 Minutes. A new study identifies a mechanism that allows gracefully aging rodents to maintain their memories. The results might help researchers design treatments to stave off age-related mental decline.

Citation: M. Leslie, A Switch in Time Saves Mind. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (46), nf86 (2005).

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