Adult neurogenesis: What can new neurons do for you? And what can you do for your new neurons?

Once thought to be restricted to early mammalian development or to nonmammalian vertebrates like reptiles, adult neurogenesis is now known to occur in mammals, including humans. This lecture will explain how researchers are trying to harness this remarkable neuroregenerative potential to repair the injured or diseased brain, and improve prediction, prevention, and treatment of brain disorders as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, depression and even addiction.

Amelia Eisch is Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center where her laboratory studies the birth of new neurons in the postnatal and adult brain and their potential links to psychiatric disorders.

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