From the Research Front
you know there are cells in your body that can grow up to be neurons?
Stem cells are undeveloped or “baby” cells. Typically stem cells
are found in your bone marrow and grow up to be red blood cells.
But, recently scientists have found that these same stem cells can
grow up to be neurons if they are transplanted to the brain. This
is exciting, because it may help doctors to treat people with brain
Edible Brain Module
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University of Nebraska at Omaha 2005