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Scientists researching age-related memory loss say they've started figuring it out.

FOX News Radio's Chris Foster reports:

Some people call them "senior moments" -- forgetting things as we get older. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center say: A specific part of the brain starts producing less of a certain protein, over time. When they took some away in younger mice, they started forgetting stuff, too. When they put more of the protein back in older mice -- their memories got better. The researchers say this proves that age-related memory loss is different from Alzheimer's and maybe down the road, they can figure out how to treat it.

Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.