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Could your brain repair itself? - Ralitsa Petrova


19,108 Questions Answered

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Imagine the brain could reboot, updating its damaged cells with new, improved units. That may sound like science fiction — but it’s a potential reality scientists are investigating right now. Ralitsa Petrova details the science behind neurogenesis and explains how we might harness it to reverse diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Ralitsa Petrova
  • Director Outis
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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