Cognitive and Motor Degeneration

All four of my grandparents had died before I was born. Seventy-five years later, I enjoy lucid physical interactions with my eighteen grandchildren, and hope to continue similarly at some point with great-grandchildren. Knock on wood. The Big Three medical problems have historically involved external invasions (infectious disease), internal insurrections (malignancies), and the inevitability of…

A Conversation With Marian Diamond

The photographs and worn books that adorn Dr. Marian Diamond’s office are a sharp contrast to the spare concrete corridors of the Valley Life Sciences Building at the University of California at Berkeley. And Dr. Diamond herself, an elegant woman with silver hair and a warm smile, is a pleasant contrast to the competitive and…