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Long Live Neurons

ByTim De ChantNOVA NextNOVA Next

Ed Yong, reporting at Not Exactly Rocket Science:

“Neurons do not have a fixed lifespan,” says Magrassi. “They may survive forever. It’s the body that contains them that die. If you put them in a longer-living body, they survive as long as the new body allows them to. It increases our hope that extending lifespan will not necessarily result in brain depleted of neurons.”