Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

brain neurons
A spoonful of cholesterol helps the neurons to grow

December 27, 2012 | Shawn Le

One popular misconception about the brain is that it stops growing in adulthood. Neurons make up the brain and central nervous system. Disease can destroy neurons much faster than they can be replaced.

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