Oct 6, 2022

Second Stem Cell Type Discovered in Mouse Brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: A newly discovered second stem cell population in the mouse brain is responsible for the production of new neurons in the olfactory bulb of adult mice.

Source: Heidelburg University.

In the brain of adult mammals, neural stem cells ensure that new nerve cells, i.e. neurons, are constantly formed. This process, known as adult neurogenesis, helps mice maintain their sense of smell.

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