DAVID GRANOVSKY

STEM CELLS CURE DEPRESSION?

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on April 12, 2011 at 11:40 am

“…depressed patients show a reduction in a process called neurogenesis — the development of new brain cells. Researchers believe this reduced neurogenesis may contribute to the debilitating psychological symptoms of depression, such as low mood or impaired memory.”

“For the first time in a clinically relevant model, we were able to show that antidepressants produce more stem cells and also accelerate their development into adult brain cells…”

Conclusion: The safe implantation of stem cells into the brain should generate increased stemcell/brain cell generation, thereby mitigating the “debilitating psychological symptoms of depression, such as low mood or impaired memory” – dg

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Study reveals new target for antidepressants | Reuters.

 

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