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Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications for Designing Therapies


July 5, 2007

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
A team of scientists have discovered that adult neural stem cells, which exist in the brain throughout life, are not a single, homogeneous group. Instead, they are a diverse group of cells, each capable of giving rise to specific types of neurons. The team says the finding significantly shifts the perspective on how these cells could be used to develop cell-based brain therapies.
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