A website entitled “The fine structure of the aging brain”
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2013
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Journal of Comparative Neurology
Volume 521, Issue 6, pages 1203–1206, 15 April 2013
How to Cite
Peters, A. and Folger, C. (2013), A website entitled “The fine structure of the aging brain”. J. Comp. Neurol., 521: 1203–1206. doi: 10.1002/cne.23280
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 10 DEC 2012 06:35AM EST
- Manuscript Received: 3 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 DEC 2012
- program project grant from the Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. Grant Number: P01AG000001
Rhesus monkeys offer a strong comparative model for the effects of aging on the human brain, and The Journal of Comparative Neurology is grateful to have the opportunity to feature a unique resource from one of the world's leading authorities on the synaptic and cellular basis of age-related cognitive decline. The 130 high resolution electron micrographs from aging rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), provided by Alan Peters and his colleague, Claire Folger, represent 20 years of detailed study, and are a valuable instrument to help gain better insight into the effects of normal aging on the neurons and neuroglial cells in the cerebral hemispheres and associated fiber tracts of the forebrain.