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Neurogenesis refers to the formation of new neurons in existing brain structures, rather than the grafting of technological solutions onto them. It is understood that neurogenesis can occur in any age of brain, however the underlying mechanisms are not clearly understood.

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Australian researchers at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute have uncovered how antidepressants stimulate the brain to improve a person's mood. They have discovered the class of drugs that increase levels of a neurotransmitter known as ?nore...

Short-term memory may depend in a surprising way on the ability of newly formed neurons to erase older connections. That's the conclusion of a report in the November 13th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, that provides s...

Neurogenesis - creation of new brain cells - is essential for learning and memory, Kyoto University researchers have found.

"It was always unclear whether neurogenesis in the adult was essential for normal brain function, o...

Prostate cancer ? and perhaps other cancers ? promotes the growth of new nerves and the branching axons that carry their messages, a finding associated with more aggressive tumors, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in the fir...

New nerve cells formed in a select part of the brain could hold considerable sway over how much you eat and consequently weigh, new animal research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests in a study published in the May issue of Nature Neurosc...