New Neurons Work in an Old Brain

March 7, 2002 | Source: Wired News

Neurogenesis, the formation of new functioning neurons in the adult mammalian hippocampus has been definitively proven, according to researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences.
The finding suggests a potential for neurogenesis-based therapies for some types of brain damage or disease. The researchers also noted that the rate of neurogenesis increases when the adult mouse is physically active.

Nature 415, 1030 – 1034 (28 Feb 2002)