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Newborn Neuron
This confocal microscopy image shows a newborn neuron in the hippocampus made visible using GFP-labeling.

The hormone irisin is found to confer benefits of exercise on cognitive function

New insight into the workings of the hormone irisin shows it has the ability to spur the cognitive benefits of exercise, holding promise for treating cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, a HSCI led team at Massachusetts General Hospital have found.

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If you are a journalist looking for an expert to comment on stem cell research, please contact Jessica Lau

If you want to learn about potential stem cell treatments, we encourage you to explore A Closer Look at Stem Cells, the blog of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

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