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Could your brain repair itself? - Ralitsa Petrova


19,067 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.

Which cells in the adult brain produce new neurons?

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Meet The Creators

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

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