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Dr. Poon studied the generation of new brain cells in the adult brain. She discovered genes that modify how frequently adult stem cells in the brain divide to give rise to new brain cells. These genes may be targeted to promote stem cell division and combat cell loss in brains that are injured, or suffering from neuro-degenerative diseases.
A randomly-selected Doctoral citation each day: today from the Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD) - graduated in 2014

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