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Adult stem cells activated in mammalian brain

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:24pm
Adult stem cells activated in mammalian brain

Published Story by Anonymous
Here's an interesting finding that may affect strategies for neural regeneration in MS and other brain disorders: Adult stem cells originate in a different part of the brain than is commonly believed, and with proper stimulation they can produce new brain cells to replace those lost to disease or injury, a study by UC Irvine scientists has shown. Evidence strongly shows that the true stem cells in the mammalian brain are the ependymal cells that line the ventricles in the brain and spinal cord, rather than cells in the subventricular zone as biologists previously believed. Brain ventricles are hollow chambers filled with fluid that supports brain tissue, and a layer of ependymal cells lines these ventricles. (Click here [135] to read the entire story.)

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