Cognitive Decline

Cognitive Decline - Cognitive Decline: The Aging Human...

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Unformatted text preview: Cognitive Decline: The Aging Human Brain What is Aging? Alzheimers Disease Parkinsons Disease What is Aging? Denoted by the following: Declining ability to respond to stress. Increased homeostatic imbalance. Increased risk of aging-associated diseases. Death is the ultimate consequence of aging. Gompertz-Makeham Law of Mortality- Mortality rate rises rapidly with age. What is Aging? Organismal Senescence: Process in which normal diploid cells loose their ability to divide. Shortened telomeres (ends of chromosomes). Causes cellular apoptosis . Hayflick Limit: Human- 50 cell divisions in vitro What is Aging? Why do our cells do this? Prevents tumor cell proliferation. Fountain of Youth: Why is the cure for cancer much more important than treating cancer? Polyploidy cells allow for cellular immortality. What is Aging? What is Aging?...
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