Saturday, May 17, 2014

Aging

Anti-aging gene also enhances cognition
May 12, 2014

How Klotho enhances cognition (credit: Dena B. Duval/Cell) A variant of the gene KLOTHO is known for its anti-aging effects in people fortunate enough to carry one copy. Now researchers find that it also benefits brain function by increasing overall levels of klotho in the bloodstream and brain. But the improvements in learning and memory associated with klotho elevation aren’t strictly tied to …more…

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