Medical research

Old neurons can block neurogenesis in mice

Destroying senescent cells in the aging stem cell niche enhances hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive function in mice, researchers report January 20 in the journal Stem Cell Reports.

Neuroscience

Novel brainstem circuit gives rise to the rhythms of vocalization

The vocal sounds of humans—laughing, crying, and the babbling of babies—have the same rhythmic quality as the sounds made by many mammals, songbirds, and even some species of fish. Researchers at UC San Francisco have ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New mothers could help protect other babies' brains

The placenta from mothers of healthy newborns could one day be used to reduce brain injury in growth-restricted babies, according to University of Queensland research.

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