Aggression causes new nerve cells to be generated in the brain

IMAGE: The four diagrams correspond to four different lines of animals, and the dark columns distinguish the winners from the defeated mice in the control group. view more Credit: Image from the researchers’ paper: Front. Neurosci., 01 December 2015 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2015.00443 A group of neurobiologists from Russia and the USA, including Dmitry Smagin, Tatyana Michurina, and Grigori Enikolopov from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), have proven experimentally that aggression has an influence on the production of new nerve cells in the brain. The scientists conducted a series of experiments on male mice and published their findings in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Researchers from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICG SB RAS), MIPT, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, and…


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