“Aging Brings Inflammation to the Brain”
by Gary Wenk
Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience
Ohio State University, USA
The main change that’s occuring in the brain with aging, and we see it in humans, we see it in rats, is that there’s a development of what you might call inflammation. It’s a lot like what happens when you’re injured, but in this case it happens in the brain. Up until a few years ago, we weren’t even aware that inflammation developed in the brain. Now, we see that it’s in the background of a lot of diseases.
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