The Washington Post - The Aging Brain
“Aging is not a mild form of dementia,” says cellular neurobiologist Dr. John Morrison from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who specializes in aging. Until recently, many scientists thought brain cells died as we aged, shrinking our brains and shedding bits of information that were gone forever. Newer findings indicate that cells in disease-free brains stay put; it’s the connections between them that break. With this new perspective has come an explosion of research into how we can keep those connections, and our brain function, intact for longer.
- Dr. John Morrison, Dean of Basic Sciences and the Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Professor, Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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