Navigation using mental mind maps rejuvenated in old mice

13-Jan-2020
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Is is possible to rejuvenate tissues in the aging brain?
Could replace lost stem cells by transplanting them or or spurring them to divide.
Stimulating the small population of neural stem cells encouraged them to multiply.
New neurons survived and formed contacts with nearby neurons in old mice.
Old brains learn the movements needed to reach a destination rather than create a mental map.
Old mice recovered the ability to build mind maps.
Overexpression of cell cycle regulators Cdk4/cyclinD1 compensated for age-related decline in neurogenesis.
Researcher by the Center for Regenerative Therapies, TU Dresden, published in Nature Communications.

Researchers able to teach old mice new tricks ;)

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Journal Nature Communications - Journal covering all topics in physics, chemistry, and biology.

Academia TU Dresden (University of Technology) - Engineering sciences university in Germany

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