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The human brain is the most resilient organ in the body. Understanding how most brains maintain youthful plasticity could lead scientists to figure out why some don't.

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  • As a health reporter, I think a lot about what happens when aging goes awry in the brain, leading to dementias. Dementia is tragic, and thankfully only happens to about 8% of older adults.

    But here’s a plot twist: scientists are still figuring out what typical aging looks like in the brain! The brain

    As a health reporter, I think a lot about what happens when aging goes awry in the brain, leading to dementias. Dementia is tragic, and thankfully only happens to about 8% of older adults.

    But here’s a plot twist: scientists are still figuring out what typical aging looks like in the brain! The brain is arguably the most dynamic organ in our whole bodies, and it changes over time to accommodate wear and tear so our mental faculties don’t slow down. How they do this is still a mystery! I loved exploring some of the research and theories for this piece.

  • My mother developed very fast Alzheimer. Since then I read constantly articles about the disease and the brain's medical research. As we do not know yet what makes the brain to develop mental diseases like Alzheimer, articles like this one full of comprehensive details are really useful.