Apr 9, 2019

Reversing Cognitive Decline

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience

A team of Stanford researchers led by Professor Wyss-Coray set out to find out which genes were linked to age-related cognitive decline. Not only did the researchers find the culprit, they were able to reverse cognitive decline and rejuvenate aged mouse brains.

Searching for the cause of cognitive decline

Microglia are immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord. These cells mediate immune responses in the central nervous system and act like other macrophages, clearing cellular debris and dead neurons from nervous tissue through the process of phagocytosis (cell eating).

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