Most of our brain cells are in place at birth, but new research suggests we may keep producing new neurons throughout adulthood and even.
If the memory center of the human brain can grow new cells, it might help people recover from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
conjunction with neuronal lineage markers to determine the fate of new functional brain cells.
The surprise finding that neurogenesis drops in diseased brains could throw open a new route to therapies.
Last year's Nature study, for example, looked for new neurons in 59 samples in humans showing that adult neurogenesis declines with age.