TED-talk: The brain may be able to repair itself — with help

I’m not often posting TED-talks on this blog – although sometimes I’m discussing famous TED-sters alike. This talk by Jocelyn Bloch is fascinating imho. She and her team may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells.

I found this via BPS Digest who describes those cells as follows:

Similar to stem cells, they are extremely adaptable and, when extracted from a brain, cultured and then re-injected in a lesioned area of the same brain, they can help repair and rebuild it.

Imagine if this is true, what could be the consequences?

BTW, couldn’t help to check, if you want to read a part of the science behind this, check here.

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