Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

ScienceDaily (Aug. 25, 2008) — Yale University scientists today reported evidence suggesting that the tiny cilia found on brain cells of mammals, thought to be vestiges of a primeval past, actually play a critical role in relaying molecular signals that spur creation of neurons in an area of the brain involved in mood, learning and memory.

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