Neurons return in damaged brains

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    A DRUG that triggers the birth of neurons in rat brains has opened up the possibility of a new treatment for Parkinson's disease. Animals given the drug generated dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra, the area of the brain where cells are lost in people with Parkinson's.

    This isn't what I was looking for but interesting all the same

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    Here is a link to the journal publication via Vanderbilt's Eskind Biomedical Library and PubMed as hosted on Elsevier:

    Seems like eugenics for the modern day enthusiast.
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    Thanks mate! I browse New Scientist as a hobby and this gives me a good overall into some of the newer innovations coming out - don't always have time though to follow through to the original research.

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