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Unforgettable -- Memory Loss In Old Age No Longer Linked To Dying Brain Cells

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November 26, 1998
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Johns Hopkins University
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Psychologists find that loss of memory in old age is not caused by the death of brain cells, but rather by a change in the way the remaining cells function.

You must remember this: The specter of dying brain cells and an irretrievable loss of memory during old age no longer amounts to anything more than folklore.


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Johns Hopkins University. "Unforgettable -- Memory Loss In Old Age No Longer Linked To Dying Brain Cells." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 November 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981125140144.htm>.
Johns Hopkins University. (1998, November 26). Unforgettable -- Memory Loss In Old Age No Longer Linked To Dying Brain Cells. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981125140144.htm
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