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Is the Brain’s White Matter an Unexpected Key to Aging and Memory?

Interventions to slow the genetic shift that leads to the decline in specific regions of the brain could be beneficial in addressing neurodegenerative disease as well as the general decline associated with aging. 

Credit: Neuroscience News

Researchers at the Wyss-Coray Lab have discovered that age-related cognitive decline is most pronounced in the brain’s white matter in a new study funded in part by the Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience.