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Brain Stem Cells Possibly Responsible for Bigger Brains, The Scripps Research Institute Reveals



8/10/2012 7:09:52 AM

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a new stem cell population that may be responsible for giving birth to the neurons responsible for higher thinking. The finding also paves the way for scientists to produce these neurons in culture -- a first step in developing better treatments for cognitive disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, which result from disrupted connections among these brain cells

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