regeneration, regenerative, neurons, neural stem cells, stem cells, glial cells


Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity | Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena | Medical Anatomy | Medical Molecular Biology | Medical Neurobiology | Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology | Neurosurgery


There is current research to suggest that endogenous neuronal regeneration, exogenous neuronal stem cell transplantation and glial cell reprogramming could be prospective therapeutic treatments for neurodegeneration and traumatic injury. With these conditions, there is significant brain atrophy, loss of neurons and loss of synaptic connections which can have devastating effects on executive functioning, cognition, learning and memory. This review will examine these modern approaches to adult neurogenesis, and assess the viable mechanisms and future outlook of these three therapies for neurological regenerative medicine.


Faculty Advisor: John Capodilupo