human brain, lipofuscin concentrations, brain function, old age pigment, neurons, nervous system
Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Man has always been curious about his own mind--how and why it works. The essentials of its function must eventually be pushed back to the cellular level. Thus, it is on the neuron that the structural and functional integrity of the nervous system largely rests. In this project, through histology of the human brain, I have investigated one aspect of the neuron: that of the differential accumulation of lipofuscin, the "old age" pigment.
Ericson, D. (1974). Lipofuscin Concentrations in Selected Areas of Human Brain (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/548