Reduced Adult Neurogenesis Linked with Alzheimer’s Disease
Reduced Adult Neurogenesis Linked with Alzheimer’s Disease
Manipulating the production of new neurons can improve cognition in animal models of the disease, raising the possibility that figuring out a way for humans to make more neurons could make a difference for people with dementia.
Reduced Adult Neurogenesis Linked with Alzheimer’s Disease
Reduced Adult Neurogenesis Linked with Alzheimer’s Disease

Manipulating the production of new neurons can improve cognition in animal models of the disease, raising the possibility that figuring out a way for humans to make more neurons could make a difference for people with dementia.

Manipulating the production of new neurons can improve cognition in animal models of the disease, raising the possibility that figuring out a way for humans to make more neurons could make a difference for people with dementia.

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Editor&rsquo;s Picks of <em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Best Infographics of 2020
Editor’s Picks of The Scientist’s Best Infographics of 2020
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2020
This year’s most captivating illustrations tell stories from the micro scale—such as newborn neurons in the adult brain and bacteria in the infant gut—to the scale of entire ecosystems, including reintroduced predators and rising seas.
Shrew Brains Shrink During Winter
Shrew Brains Shrink During Winter
Abby Olena | Dec 3, 2020
The animals kill off around one-quarter of the neurons in their somatosensory cortex, perhaps to save energy, and the cells appear to return the following summer.
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Ruth Williams | Jun 4, 2020
The activation of young brain cells in adult mice is necessary not just for forming memories, but consolidating them during rapid eye movement sleep, a study shows.
What Do New Neurons in the Brains of Adults Actually Do?
What Do New Neurons in the Brains of Adults Actually Do?
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2020
Adult neurogenesis, already appreciated for its role in learning and memory, also participates in mental health and possibly even attention, new research suggests.
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2020
Microglia ingest nerve cell connections, leading to the loss of information stored in neuronal circuits.
Infographic: How Adult-Born Neurons Integrate into the Brain
Infographic: How Adult-Born Neurons Integrate into the Brain
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2020
Cutting-edge microscopy is revealing how new neurons made in adult mice’s brains tap into existing neuronal connections.
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Ashley Yeager | Oct 22, 2019
New, unpublished results show some of the cells produce new neurons for up to 90 days, much longer than a previously identified set of neural stem cells that only generate neurons for a month or two.
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2019
Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.
More Evidence that Humans Do Appear to Create New Neurons in Old AgeMore Evidence that Humans Do Appear to Create New Neurons in Old Age
More Evidence that Humans Do Appear to Create New Neurons in Old Age
Ashley Yeager | Mar 25, 2019
Despite doubts last year about human adult neurogenesis, a study shows even 80-year-olds develop new cells in the hippocampus, but such growth is diminished in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.