New data confirm that adult brain generates new neurons

The scientific journal Cell Stem Cell has published an article contradicting the almost universally shared theory that neurons are generated in the earliest life stages, yet their number does not increase during adulthood. A team of researchers led by scientist Maura Boldrini, from Columbia University of New York, has analyzed autopsied hippocampi from people aged between 14 and 79. The results have demonstrated that neural progenitors and immature neurons are present in all of  the hippocampi, independently of the age. This provides evidence that angiogenesis and neuroplasticity exist in adults too, and that hippocampal neurogenesis sustains cognitive function throughout life.

(Source: Cell Stem Cell)