Risk, resiliency in aging brain focus of $33 million grant

A functional MRI scan reveals the default mode network in the brain of a person at rest (above). Researchers with the Adult Aging Brain Connectome Study are collecting these and similar brain scans from 1,000 adults to study risk and resilience in the aging brain. The project, which involves researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions, is funded by a $33.1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging.
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A large study that investigates just what keeps our brains sharp as we age and what contributes to cognitive decline has been launched by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).