Plasticity and the Aging Brain

The Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain aims to discover mechanisms of resilience and maintenance in the aging brain and to establish a baseline for age-related changes in plasticity across many model systems, in order to identify potential interventions to minimize cognitive decline and extend healthy lifespan.

To Drive Discoveries That Slow Aging, New Collaboration Will Explore How the Brain Grows Old

As we age, memory and other cognitive functions start to decline, even outside the context of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. A new effort, funded by the Simons Foundation, will search for the molecular mechanisms that underlie these changes and investigate whether they can be slowed or reversed. SCPAB has pledged $42 million over five years.

Read more about the Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain here.

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