Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy 50th, your brain's myelin is toasty

As if 50 wasn't enough fun already, Future Pundit review current research on demyelination in the aging brain. I don't think this is new, but I've of course forgotten about it. After age 50 or so the brain is increasingly crummy at synthesizing myelin and neurons work less well. The Alzheimer's process may be related, but even if we could prevent that we'll still have flaky myelin.

Oh well.

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