Publication Year

1974

Keywords

human brain, lipofuscin concentrations, brain function, old age pigment, neurons, nervous system

Disciplines

Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

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.

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