Shots of Brain Cells Restore Learning, Memory in Rats

Neuroscience faculty member, Dr. Jonathan D. Glass, is mentioned in a ScienceNews article for his research of the treatment of radiation-induced brain injury. The researchers directed human stem cells to become a type of brain cell that is destroyed by radiation, a common cancer treatment, then grafted the cells into the brains of irradiated rats. Within a few months, the rats’ performance on learning and memory tests improved.

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