mitochondria

Researcher Looks at Link Between Intelligence, Health, and Aging

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 9:14am -- yountj
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences David Geary

Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences David Geary says his approach may be useful for identifying genetic and environmental influences on the development of intelligence and the rate of age-related declines in cognition.

Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences David Geary’s research focuses on sex differences and sex-specific vulnerabilities. For example, prenatal exposure to toxins and other stressors can affect girls differently than boys, or vice versa. He says his research led him to develop a model about general biological differences and sensitivity to environmental and social stressors that focused on mitochondria—little organelles inside cells that produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or cellular energy.

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