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Tag: Neurogenesis

Mouse TBI
Publishing in Aging, a team of Taiwanese researchers has found that a chemical derived from Polygonum multiflorum, a herb native to southeastern China, aids in recovery from traumatic brain injury and encourages brain regeneration. The problem of glutamate BrainThe brain is perhaps the most important organ in the body. While many organs are critical to...
Elderly brain
A study published in Aging and Disease has shown how exposure to old serum causes hippocampal progenitor cells (HPCs), which form new neurons, to die. Drawing and testing serum from living people To begin their study, the researchers examined a middle-aged to old (MATO) cohort ranging in age from 52 to 89. This cohort consists...
cute white rat
In a new study, a group of researchers report on their success in priming stem cells to differentiate into dopaminergic neurons in rat brains. Loss of these neurons is a major cause of Parkinson’s disease [1]. Less neurons, more Parkinson's Neuronal degeneration is the culprit behind several age-related disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD), which affects...
Astrocyte
A new study published in Cell Stem Cell has shown how astrocytes, glial cells that perform multiple critical functions in the brain, can become neural stem cells (NSCs) in response to injury. Astrocytes' normal functions The term 'astrocyte', meaning star-shaped cell, refers to a very heterogenous population of cells that perform maintenance, management and constructive...
By now, the race to discover regenerative factors present in blood has been underway for a number of years, with numerous researchers seeking a "secret sauce" in blood that has the potential to rejuvenate aged tissues and organs. A fork in the road It is clear from previous animal studies going back over a decade...
Neurons
As published in a recent study, researchers have discovered that neural stem cells are impeded by the invasion of T cells, immune cells that are not normally present in the neural stem cell niche [1]. The neural stem cell niches Our brains contain neural stem cells (NSCs); like their name suggests, these cells are responsible...