Feb 11, 2019

Converting cells into new neurons could lead to a pill that repairs brain damage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

As powerful as the human brain is, once it’s damaged it can’t really recover completely. Now researchers at Penn State may have found a way to boost the brain’s regenerative abilities, using certain molecules to convert neighboring cells into new neurons. The technique could eventually lead to pills that treat brain injuries, stroke or Alzheimer’s disease.

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