February 18, 2007

Brain repair

BBC news has a recent article about a certain type of brain cell that has been found to continuously regenerate itself in humans. We have known about this phenomenon in rats and mice for over a decade, but the recent findings published in Science show for the first time the effect in a human sample.
"This opens another direction by which we may discover ways to repair human brains that are damaged from injury or diseases, and underscores the importance of animal research in guiding biomedical research in humans," says Dr. Mark Baxter from the Welcome Trust of Oxford University.
It's a short article. You can check it out here.

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