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White Matter Imaging Provides Insight Into Human And Chimpanzee Aging, Emory University Study  
5/14/2013 7:35:20 AM

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The instability of "white matter" in humans may contribute to greater cognitive decline during the aging of humans compared with chimpanzees, scientists from Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have found. Yerkes scientists have discovered that white matter—the wires connecting the computing centers of the brain—begins to deteriorate earlier in the human lifespan than in the lives of aging chimpanzees.

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