I don't know if anyone else cares, but I found this article fascinating because ever since I was a kid I've always been taught that you can not regrow brain cells. I was always told, "don't drink or do drugs, you will kill you brain and it won't grow back". Well obviously that's not the only reason not to do that but. I've just always thought that the brain cells you had are the one's you'll die with and no new one's will grow.
To my surprise, since the 1980's (way before I was even in school). Most scientist agreed that you CAN grow brain cells. It ****es me off the the 'education' system still blabbed on about how brain cells never regrow.
Anyways, you can read the full article here: http://blog.sciam.com/index.php?titl...1&pb=1&ref=rss
Here is just a paragraph from the article:
I don't know why but I thought this was funny:At one time a hard-and-fast rule held that neurons, unlike so many other cells in the body, could not divide. The neurons you were born with were the ones you took to your grave. That began changing in the 1980s, however, when Fernando Nottebohm and others discovered neurons dividing like happy yeast cells in the forebrain dough of canaries. It appeared that neurons divided after all.
"The Swim Test: It took a microscope, a tank of water, and a retarded mouse."