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The Brain Grows New Nerve Cells in People up to 87 Years of Age

March 26, 2019

In a paper recently published in the journal Nature Medicine, a group of researchers from Spain detail their…
Brain Gain: Improving Cognitive Function

September 13, 2018

A new study by Harvard Medical School researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital finds that inducing the production…
Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood

March 9, 2018

One of the liveliest debates in neuroscience over the past half century surrounds whether the human brain renews…
Scientists discover a gene, which sparks the neurogenesis – the birth of brain cells

September 6, 2017

At some point no vertebrates had brains and this is weird to think about it. At the beginning…
Neurogenesis — discovery of a new regulatory mechanism

January 31, 2016

Bassem Hassan’s* team at VIB/KU Leuven has discovered a previously unknown mechanism that is highly conserved between species…
Neural stem cell protects aged rat brain from ischemia-reperfusion injury through neurogenesis and angiogenesis

September 1, 2014

Neural stem cells (NSCs) show therapeutic potential for ischemia in young-adult animals. However, the effect of aging on…
Growing Pains In The Brain’s Reward System Can Lead To Adhd

June 30, 2014

The new research findings increase our understanding of why the neuropsychiatric disorder ADHD occurs in the brain. The…
Self-repairing mechanism can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases

June 20, 2014

New research, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, has found that neurogenesis, the self-repairing mechanism of…
Study finds progenitor cells engage in ‘apical abscission’ to differentiate into neurons

January 13, 2014

Differentiating neurons in the embryonic spinal cord abscise their apical tips to detach from the ventricular surface. Credit:…
Scientists Coax Brain to Regenerate Cells Lost in Huntington’s Disease

June 10, 2013

Researchers have been able to mobilize the brain’s native stem cells to replenish a type of neuron lost…
Fish oil may stall effects of junk food on brain

May 17, 2013

Data from more than 180 research papers suggests fish oils could minimise the effects that junk food can…
Effects of stress on brain cells offer clues to new anti-depressant drugs

May 8, 2013

Research from King’s College London reveals the detailed mechanism behind how stress hormones reduce the number of new…
Antiaging Protein – Eotaxin?

March 17, 2012

Ageing in the central nervous system results in a precipitous decline in adult neural stem/progenitor cells and neurogenesis,…
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