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Main Title Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging [electronic resource] /
Author Bizon, Jennifer L.
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Woods, Alisa.
Publisher Humana Press,
Year Published 2009
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ISBN 9781597454223
Subjects Medicine ; Neurosciences
Internet Access
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Collation XII, 208 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Normal and Pathological Aging: From Animals to Humans -- Nonhuman Primate Models of Cognitive Aging -- Age-Related Effects on Prefrontal Cortical Systems: Translating Between Rodents, Nonhuman Primates, and Humans -- Comparison of Different Cognitive Rat Models of Human Aging -- Mouse Models of Cognitive Aging: Behavioral Tasks and Neural Substrates -- Impact of A β and Tau on Cognition in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease -- Hormonal Influences on Brain Aging and Age-Related Cognitive Decline -- Timing Deficits in Aging and Neuropathology. Significant improvements in lifestyle and medical science are leading to an ever increasing elderly population in the United States and other developed nations. The U.S. census bureau estimates the number of people over 65 will nearly double by 2030, and that the elderly population will comprise nearly one-fifth of the world's entire population within the next twenty years. In Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging, Jennifer Bizon, Alisa Woods, and a panel of international authorities comprehensively discuss the use of animal models as a tool for understanding cognitive changes associated with the aging process. The book provides substantive background on the newest and most widely used animal models in studies of cognition and aging, while detailing the normal and pathological processes of brain aging of humans in relation to those models. Additional chapters comprehensively review frontal cortical deficits and executive function in primates as related to humans, and the use of transgenic modulation in mice to model Alzheimer's and other age-related diseases. Groundbreaking and authoritative, Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging provides a valuable resource for Neuroscientists, Gerontological Scientists, and all aging medicine researchers, while serving as a primer for understanding current brain aging studies.