September 24, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

brain repair

3 min read

Why doesn’t the brain fix itself using stem cells the way other organs do? Earlier this week I was lecturing to students here at UC Davis on stem cells. One of the points I raised was that most if not all of our organs have a compliment of stem cells that are there to maintain the organ and fix it when sick or injured. I also pointed out that although there are stem cells in the brain, surprisingly there is little evidence that these …Read More