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The amazing astrocyte

Two regions of the brain in adult mammals contain stem cells that can generate new neurons. It seems that astrocytes — cells once viewed merely as padding in the brain — can stimulate the neuron-generating process.

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Figure 1: More than just glue.

ANITA BHATTACHARYYA & CLIVE SVENDSEN

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