New Brain Cells From A Pill

In Business of Biotech, Clinical Trials, Drug Development, Genetics, Small Molecule Drugs, Term of the Week by Emily Burke

Imagine being able to regenerate your brain cells by swallowing a pill. The potential treatment relies on a process known as neurogenesis—”neuro” meaning nerves and “genesis” meaning creation. Adults suffering from neurological diseases or brain disorders may one day benefit from small molecule activators to promote the birth of neurons in the brain. Neurogenesis naturally occurs during fetal brain development and declines with …