Re: Study: Gene Therapy Restores Cells

Anders Sandberg (
15 Sep 1999 11:26:35 +0200

I read the article, and it looks quite nice. They demonstrate that during aging there is a loss in subcortical parts of the brain that send out important neuromodulators to (among other things) the memory systems, and that by grafting neurotrophin-producing cells this situation can apparently be improved. I'm especially interested because the region they discuss is so important for modulation of memory and the actions of many nootropics. However, we need to learn more about the effects of neurotrophines before we start dousing ourselves in them :-)


Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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