Young neurons vye with mature ones for their survival
November 23, 2006
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Fred Gage’s team at Salk Institute for Biological Studies (2006/08/16) reported in “Nature” that young cells compete with mature for connectivity. We know that the human brain produces new nerve cells throughout its life and new neurons may be key to learning new information (Biello, David, (06/08/14) ScAmerican).