Neurogenesis articles from across Nature Portfolio

Neurogenesis is the formation of neurons from neural stem cells occurring during embryonic development and throughout adult life. During neurogenesis, neural stem cells divide and differentiate to form mature neurons. Mature neurons do not divide and carry extensions such as axons and dendrites, allowing them to send and receive electrical pulses.

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    In adult Drosophila, the sense of touch is mediated by mechanosensory organs, namely tactile bristles in the epidermis. A new study reveals that a previously unknown type of epidermal cell, named the F-cell, is recruited to ensheath the tactile bristle and is required for touch sensing.

    • Ruijun Zhu
    •  & Yuh Nung Jan
    Nature Cell Biology 25, 518-519
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    Multiple methods for deriving human cortical organoids have been established in the past decade. A study now systematically compares patterning strategies and shows that combined WNT and dual SMAD inhibition is superior to dual SMAD inhibition alone in inducing robust cortical identity in 3D human pluripotent stem-cell aggregates.

    • Alexander Atamian
    • , Marcella Birtele
    •  & Giorgia Quadrato
    Nature Cell Biology 24, 805-806
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    The extent to which neurogenesis occurs in adult primates is still controversial. Single-cell RNA sequencing, immunofluorescence staining, and ex vivo neurosphere culture experiments were performed using the adult macaque hippocampus. The results reveal robust adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the primate hippocampus.

    Nature Neuroscience 25, 684-685