Neuropoeisis is the process by which neural stem cells differentiate and grow into various types of adult neuronal cells.
Until the 1960s it was assumed that adult humans could not grow new nerve cells - this viewpoint is now proved to be untrue.
The ability to grow (or re-grow) neurons has profound implications for the deveopment of new treatments for neuological degenerative disorders (e.g., , etc. ). Unfortunately, the bio-chemical mechanisms which control the differentiation are currently unknown.
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