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Latest Neural Stem Cell Stories

2012-09-06 23:01:43

Grafting stem cells from one part of the brain into another can restore important cognitive functions such as memory and mood after brain injury and also trigger the growth of new neurons, a U.S. research team has found. The study, published in the current issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, was conducted by researchers from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center, Duke University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Temple,...

Could Learning Disabilities In Some Kids Be Prevented With Cancer Drug?
2012-08-29 11:01:08

U-M scientists stop abnormal brain cell growth in mice with neurofibromatosis using experimental tumor drug, make new discoveries in neural stem cells A drug originally developed to stop cancerous tumors may hold the potential to prevent abnormal brain cell growth and learning disabilities in some children, if they can be diagnosed early enough, a new animal study suggests. The surprising finding sets the stage for more research on how anti-tumor medication might be used to protect the...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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