Cognitive Reserve Research Reaches for the STARRRS

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Peter Rapp, Senior Investigator, Chief, Neurocognitive Aging Section, Intramural Research Program (IRP) and Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience (DN)

How do some older adults retain relatively normal or youthful thinking and memory abilities despite the presence of neurodegeneration or Alzheimer’s-related pathology in the brain? This phenomenon, known as cognitive reserve, is the subject of not only an upcoming new data and biomedical sample resource STARRRS (Successful Trajectories of Aging: Reserve and Resilience in RatS), but also a related request for information (RFI) and a Reserve & Resilience Workshop to be held in September.

We need your ideas to help shape STARRRS and make it a success! Responses to the RFI are due by July 15, 2019Read the full blog post.

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