Living Long, Living Well

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Constantine von Economo, a Romanian psychiatrist and neurologist of Greek descent, discovered neuron cells in 1929 that are now called VE cells. They have recently been cited as the first gene ever identified that might promote long life.

The science behind this speculation wasproperly presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by Professor Emily Rogalski of Northwestern University. Comments on her research were made by Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist based at the …

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