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You Can Grow New Brain Cells


Dr. Sandrine Thuret




Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.


Can we as adults grow new nerve cells? There's still some confusion about that question as this is a fairly new field of research. For example, I was talking to one of my colleague Robert, who is an oncologist, and he was telling me, sa, this is puzzling some of my patient that have been told they cured over cancer, still develop symptom of.

and I responded to him well, from my point of view, that makes sense. The drug you give to your patients, that stops the cancer cells multiplying, also stop the newborn neurons being generated in their brain. And then Robert looked at me like I was crazy and said, but Sandra Visa, adult patients, adult do not grow new neuro cells.

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