Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
New Clues to How Normal Aging Can Erode Memory
September 3, 2013

 Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center examined brains, young and old ones, donated from people who died without signs of neurologic disease. They discovered that a certain gene in a specific part of the hippocampus, the brain’s memory center, quits working properly in older people. It produces less of a key protein.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-senior-moment-or-alzheimers-scientists-find-new-clue-to-how-normal-aging-can-erode-memory/2013/08/28/6329bbd4-100c-11e3-a2b3-5e107edf9897_story.html

 

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