Researchers Shed New Light on Identity of Brain Stem Cells

May 7, 2018

(News Medical) – The human nervous system is a complex structure that sends electrical signals from the brain to the rest of the body, enabling us to move and think. Unfortunately, when brain cells are damaged by trauma or disease they don’t automatically regenerate. This can lead to permanent disability. But within the brain there are a small number of stem cells that persist into adulthood, offering a possible source of new cells to repair the damaged brain.

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