Baby neurons in adult brains are needed to maintain memory: Study

A quarter-century ago, researchers discovered that adults, not just developing infants, can generate new brain cells, a process called neurogenesis. But it's still not clear what role these new neurons play in health or disease.


How to generate new neurons in the brain

Some areas of the adult brain contain quiescent, or dormant, neural stem cells that can potentially be reactivated to form new neurons. However, the transition from quiescence to proliferation is still poorly understood. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Potential therapeutic target for schizophrenia identified

Targeting calcium signaling in neurons represents a promising therapeutic approach for treating a rare form of schizophrenia, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Biological Psychiatry.


Expert discusses new ALS drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first new medication for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in five years—despite uncertainty about how much it helps patients with the progressive and devastating ...

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