Updated: Aug 13, 2019
Classic neurobiology has taught that our brains stop making new cells after childhood. New studies, however, have refuted this belief. The photo above shows nursery cells in a young brain as compared to an older brain. In a study of brains of a range of ages, scientists discovered the footprint of molecules required to make new cells in people age 20 to 70. There is still hope for all of us!
See and read more at https://www.sciencenews.org/article/human-brains-make-new-nerve-cells-and-lots-them-well-old-age