Adult Human Brains Add New Cells
Scientists presented the first solid evidence that nerve cells in the human brain continue to be born throughout life.
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Peter S. Eriksson
Institute of Neurology
Fred H. Gage
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Laboratory of Genetics
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Department of Psychology
Princeton, NJ 08544
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 18, October 31, 1998, p.
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