Brain cell regeneration

kim/kev kim/kev at
Sat Jan 31 16:07:07 EST 1998

I recently saw a talk by Bryan Kolb. He does talk about brain
regeneration and critical periods for it.  You might search for the 
following article (which was noted as "in submission" at the time, I 
haven't searched to see if it has been published yet.)

Kolb, B., Gibb, R., Gory, G., & Whishaw, I.Q. (1997). Regeneration of 
rat medial frontal cortex following neonatal frontal lesions. 

Jason Dossett wrote:
> I was just curious if anyone has heard or seen any evidence that brain
> cells can regenerate on their own, even if it is extremely slow or so
> minute as to not make much difference.
> A friend and I debated this topic because I could have sworn that I had
> heard that someone had determined that the brain can regenerate, but after
> infancy it slows down so much as not to have any effect.  As my friend has
> B.S. in Biology and I in E.E., I eventually admitted defeat, but it still
> annoys me because I swear I heard it somewhere.
> I did read about research where transplanted cells (or part of the cells -
> forgive my ignorance on the subject) were able to regenerate in lab rats,
> but no mention of the subject I am curious about was made.
> Thanks in advance,
> JD

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