neurogenesis - NewSci Feb 12 2000

dag.stenberg at dag.stenberg at
Wed Feb 23 09:28:28 EST 2000

Ian McLeod <ian_mcleod at> wrote:
> Did anyone read the New Scientist article, dated 12 February 2000?
> Studies on rats and some other animals have shown that the regrowth of
> neurons in the hippocampus is possible, perhaps in other regions such as
> the cortex.

> This sounds amazing to me..  Too amazing..  

No, no. This is now regarded as fact. See for instance

Nature Medicine 1998 Nov;4(11):1313-7 
Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus.
Eriksson PS, Perfilieva E, Bjork-Eriksson T, Alborn AM, Nordborg C,
Peterson DA, Gage FH

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