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Brain Is Command Center for Aging | The Scientist Magazine®

But, what and when are we going to do about it? Hurry!

Inflammation in the hypothalamus may underlie aging of the entire body, according to a study published today (May 1) in Nature. Over-activation of the inflammatory protein nuclear factor kB (NF-κB) in the brain region leads to a number of aging-related changes in mice, from cognitive decline to muscle weakness. Unexpectedly, this process promotes aging at least in part by suppressing gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which stimulates adult neurogenesis.

via Brain Is Command Center for Aging | The Scientist Magazine®.

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  1. Reblogged this on Medical Students.

    Posted by patientfocus | May 4, 2013, 2:41 am

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