Neurons Made from Stem Cells Drive Brain Activity After Transplantation in Laboratory Model

Illustration of a neural network. Researchers have found a way to stimulate stem cell-derived neurons to direct cognitive function after transplantation to an existing neural network. (Credit: © nobeastsofierce / Fotolia)

Maintenance Mechanism Prevents Stem Cells from Aging

Oct. 10, 2013 — A team of researchers at the Molecular Neurobiology Unit of the University of Valencia, led by Professor of Cell Biology Isabel Fariñas, just published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the results of a research that may shed light on the maintenance of stem cells in the adult brain, and their activity to produce new neurons throughout life.

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