regenerative medicine

Brain guides body much sooner than previously believed

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Sept. 25, 2017) —The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists which shows that long before movement or other behaviors occur, the brain of an embryonic frog influences muscle and nerve development and protects the embryo from agents that cause developmental defects. Remarkably, the brain performs these functions while it is itself still developing, marking the earliest known events of the brain-body interface.

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