Single brain cells reveal genes controlling formation, development University of Wisconsin-Madison

IMAGE: In a new study of mice, neuroscience professor Xinyu Zhao of University of Wisconsin-Madison identifies genetic activity in the adult hippocampus that causes stem cells to mature into fully formed… view more Credit: Yu Gao, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison DOWNLOAD IMAGES: https:/ / uwmadison. box. com/ stem-cell-neurons MADISON, Wis. — In one of the first studies to ‘read’ the genetic activity inside individual brain cells, University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist Xinyu Zhao has identified the genetic machinery that causes maturation in a young nerve cell. The cells under study came from the hippocampus, a memory-related structure that is the only place in a mammal’s brain where new neurons can form throughout life. Since newly formed neurons were discovered in the hippocampus more than 20 years ago, scientists have identified the…


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