News tagged with brain stem cell

A gene for brain size only found in humans

About 99 percent of human genes are shared with chimpanzees. Only the small remainder sets us apart. However, we have one important difference: The brain of humans is three times as big as the chimpanzee ...

Feb 27, 2015
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New knowledge about the human brain's plasticity

The brain's plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Cell. Earlier theories are based on lab ...

Nov 06, 2014
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Low-level toxin in drinking water can alter stem cells

World-first research at the University of Adelaide has found that even low levels of a common toxin in drinking water are enough to cause problems in developing brain cells – but there's no cause for alarm ...

Nov 04, 2014
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