Aging may seem unavoidable, but that's not necessarily so when it comes to the brain. So say researchers in the Cell Press journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences explaining that it is what you do in old age that matters more when it comes to maintaining a youthful brain not what you did earlier in life. "Although some memory functions do tend to decline as we get older, many elderly show well preserved functioning and this is related to a well-preserved, youth-like brain," says Lars Nyberg of UmeÃ¥ University in Sweden.
A biochemical pathway that helps keep cells alive when oxygen is low also plays a role in longevity and resistance against some diseases of old age, according to a report to be published April 16 in the journal Science. A cell's pro... Read Post
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that certain types of specializations on nerve cells called "spines" are depleted as a person ages, causing cognitive decline in the part of the brain that mediates the highes... Read Post