Researchers transplanted neural cells, derived from adult skin cells, into monkeys; where they developed into several different types of brain cells. The research could eventually help provide new treatment avenues for patients with a wide range of neurological diseases.
Researchers have identified a molecular program which spurs the growth of neuronal output connections.
A new study reveals maternal diet during pregnancy can have dramatic implications for fetal brain development and can impact short term memory in adults.
Following an induced stroke in mice, researchers find astrocytes help promote neurogenesis in the damaged part of the brain.
Neuralstem has released a new report detailing positive results for stem cell treatments. Initial findings show that not only do implanted human spinal cord-derived stem cells survive, but also differentiate into neurons in rats brains affected by strokes. This finding could potentially provide new therapies for treating strokes.
Researchers have developed a new technique to label and view neural stem cells in eggs without harming the cells.
Researchers identify a protein that appears to be the target of both antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy. The experimental results explain how these therapies likely work to relieve depression by stimulating stem cells in the brain to grow and mature.
A new study in eLife reports lunatic fringe genes mediates a mechanism that preserves neural stem cells, so they can form new neurons throughout life. The findings, researchers say, have far-reaching implications for the study of neurogenesis.