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The Nuns' Story


Registered User
Oct 22, 2004
Friday 24th March 11 am on Radio 4

More than a thousand members of religious orders in the United States have volunteered to take part in a remarkable experiment that will mean their brains will be donated to science after their deaths, to help unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease.


Looks like it might be interesting.


Registered User
Oct 15, 2005
I think the study arose out of work started in 1986 by David Snowden, I read a book by him called 'Aging with Grace' about a nun's community who had allowed him to study their lives.