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Researchers Seek Ways to Help Damaged Brains Heal

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Using powerful microscopes and imaging devices, Rice University researcher Amina Qutub can observe brain cells in a glass container and the connections they make with each other. Normal brain activity results from those cells — called neurons — linking together in complex networks, and researchers are seeking a better understanding of how that happens. "We are looking at how neural progenitors, which are cells that can regenerate in the brain, form active neural networks,"...

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