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Spring cleaning in your brain: U-M stem cell research shows how important it is

Years of mouse research lead to discovery of how autophagy keeps neural stem cells ready to replace damaged brain & nerve cells

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Deep inside your brain, a legion of stem cells lies ready to turn into new brain and nerve cells whenever and wherever you need them most. While they wait, they keep themselves in a state of perpetual readiness – poised to become any type of nerve cell you might need as your cells age or get damaged.

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