Neurogenesis takes place in the amygdala of mice

Written by Jonathan Wilkinson

Researchers from the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) have reported the production of new brain cells within the amygdala, a part of the brain that is responsible for processing emotional memories. Due to the role that the amygdala may play in anxiety disorders, the findings reported in Molecular Psychiatry could aid the development of new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Pankaj Sah (University of Queensland), senior author of the study, commented: “While it was previously known that new neurons are produced in the adult brain, excitingly this is the first time that new cells have been discovered...

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