5 Neural ageing: selected readings
Two articles taken from the Selected Readings of the Neural Ageing strand of the SD805 course are presented below. These articles focus on two important areas in the study of neural ageing. In a general review Concar (2001) surveys the evidence whether it is possible to stay young forever, and in a more detailed scientific article Esteban considers the role of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide accumulation which is thought to be crucially involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Each article is accompanied by a commentary to help you make sense of the scientific content.