14
Aug
2019

Cambridge study reverses aging of key brain stem cells in rodents

“We were fascinated to see that when we grew young, functioning rat brain stem cells on the stiff material, the cells became dysfunctional and lost their ability to regenerate, and in fact began to function like aged cells,” explains Kevin Chalut, co-lead on the new research. “What was especially interesting, however, was that when the old brain cells were grown on the soft material, they began to function like young cells – in other words, they were rejuvenated.”

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