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Trends Mol Med. 2018 Jun;24(6):521-522. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2018.04.002. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Adult Human Hippocampal Neurogenesis: Controversy and Evidence.

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1
King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, London, UK.
2
King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, London, UK. Electronic address: sandrine.1.thuret@kcl.ac.uk.

Abstract

The hippocampus has been described as one of the few sites in the mammalian brain capable of generating new cells continuously throughout life. Two recent studies that report contradicting findings on adult human hippocampal neurogenesis, however, reminds us of the caveats and challenges of studying this phenomenon in postmortem tissues.

KEYWORDS:

adult neurogenesis; hippocampus

PMID:
29699864
DOI:
10.1016/j.molmed.2018.04.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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