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Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.

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Failure to produce evidence of neural precursor cells and immature neurons raises questions about the role of the process in learning and memory.

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The compound, BCI-838, is already in human clinical trials as a possible treatment for depression.

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Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

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image: Rats that Run Have Better Memory

Rats that Run Have Better Memory

By Jef Akst | August 14, 2017

Male rodents given access to a running wheel early in life show increased neural activity and improved memory as adults.

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image: Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 26, 2017

Once implanted into animals’ brains, neural stem cells that secrete microRNA-containing vesicles seem to contribute to an anti-aging effect.

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image: Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells

Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells

By Ashley Yeager | July 3, 2017

Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.

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A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.

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image: How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis

How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis

By Ruth Williams | October 27, 2016

Interneurons and mature granule cells in the adult mouse brain are critical for newborn neurons’ responses to novel environments.

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image: Zika Infects Adult Neural Progenitors Too

Zika Infects Adult Neural Progenitors Too

By Marcia Triunfol | August 18, 2016

A mouse study shows that the virus has tropism for adult proliferative neural progenitor cells and immature neurons.

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