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Friday, February 04, 2005

(Growing) More Brains! 

It used to be, you had all the brain cells you'd ever have by the time you reached age 8 or so. Or at least, that's what we all used to think. A study released yesterday by the NIMH kicks the coffin of that idea once again. Interesting to me is the antidepressant effect...I'd not heard about that before. I wonder if it has the same effect in adolescents? Or infants, or the very old? Regardless, figuring out how to grow new nerve cells, particularly interneurons, would be a real leap forward in treating any number of very annoying diseases. Yay.

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