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Adult human skin cells reprogrammed into functional neurons

From Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom:

Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

October 22, 2014

By Julia Evangelou Strait

Daniel Abernathy

Andrew Yoo, PhD, (from left) Michelle Richner, Matheus Victor and their colleagues described a way to convert human skin cells directly into medium spiny neurons, a type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease.

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Scientists find timing mechanism and memory trace in individual Purkinje nerve cells

From Lund University News and Press Releases:

New learning mechanism for individual nerve cells

Published: 30/09/2014

The traditional view is that learning is based on the strengthening or weakening of the contacts between the nerve cells in the brain.

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There are 7 scientifically proven ways to stimulate brain cell growth/neurogenesis.

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