May 2021: Sprinzak: New neurons are formed in the zebrafish brain in a coordinated manner
A new study of Prof. David Sprinzak (Life Sciences) found that new neurons are formed in the zebrafish brain in a coordinated manner.
Prof. David Sprinzak, Edmond J. Safra affiliate (Life Sciences) and colleagues found in a new study that the process of activation of stem cells in the brain responsible for the production of neurons (nerve cells) is not random, but coordinated. According to the researchers, these findings are very important for understanding the proper development of the brain.
The findings, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, may form the basis for the development of future treatments using brain stem cells, such as for brain cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and various brain injuries.