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Thu November 21, 2013
How Estrogen Protects Memory
Host Tom Luljak talks with neuroscientist and UWM Professor Karyn Frick about her work in identifying estrogen's role in maintaining memory.
Frick's work has shown that estrogen has a beneficial effect on the brain's hippocampus, which deteriorates with age or Alzheimer's disease.
Ultimately, she hopes to find a way for women to take estrogen in midlife to stave off age-related memory loss -- without the health side effects.