University of Basel: Signal Blocks Stem Cell Division in the Geriatric Brain
[TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Basel issued the following news release:
Scientists from Basel have investigated the activity of stem cells in the brain of mice and discovered a key mechanism that controls cell proliferation. According to the researchers, the gene regulator Id4 controls whether stem cells remain in a state of rest or enter cell division. The results were published in "Cell Reports" and may be relevant for treating neurodegenerative disease in human brains.