Novel Way To Trigger New Neuron Production In Aging Brain

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Putting two specific types of neural cells directly into an aging brain can kick-start creation of brain cells linked to learning and memory.

It has been shown over the last decade that brain cells replicate, a finding that had run counter to previously accepted dogma. The area where neuron-forming stem cells perform much of this replication is the hippocampus, part of the brain linked to memory and learning, and an area affected in older people as well as those with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists are now exploring how brain cells replicate

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