Humans can make new brain cells into their 90s, scientists discover

Humans can make new brain cells into their 90s, scientists discover

Humans can make new brain cells into their 90s, scientists discover 150 150 icnagency

By: Ian Sample Science editor | Humans can make new brain cells into their 90s, scientists discover | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Study may help diagnose and identify people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s much earlier

Humans can make fresh brain cells until they are well into their 90s, but the production of new neurons falls in those with Alzheimer’s, even when the disease has recently taken hold, scientists have found.

The findings may help doctors to diagnose Alzheimer’s at an earlier stage, and identify those most at risk who may benefit from exercise and other interventions that could boost the production of new brain cells.

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