Can you grow new neurons?

Can you grow new neurons?

Is it possible for adults to grow new neurons? Though many believe no, recent research has shown not only is it possible, but adults constantly do grow new neurons in a process known as neurogenesis. Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says yes, we can in a 2015 TED talk...
Traumatic brain injury and laser therapy

Traumatic brain injury and laser therapy

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, affecting all demographics from youth to seniors. Despite its prevalence, there have been very few clinical trials that have yielded an effective treatment. One neurorehabilitative...
How the injured brain tells the body it’s hurt

How the injured brain tells the body it’s hurt

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans. Investigators...