Dickkopf molecule makes fountain of youth in the brain run dry, say researchers

Researchers find that significantly more neurons are generated in the brains of older animals if a signaling molecule called Dickkopf-1 is turned off.

Dickkopf molecule makes fountain of youth in the brain run dry, say researchers

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Thursday, February 07, 2013

Researchers have found the cause of age-related cognitive decline. Age-related cognitive decline is associated with decreasing production of new neurons. Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center have discovered that significantly more neurons are generated in the brains of older animals if a signaling molecule called Dickkopf-1 is turned off, To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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