Scientists Enhance Intelligence of Mice with Human Brain Cells

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By grafting human glial cells into the brains of mice, neuroscientists were able to “sharply enhance” their cognitive capacities. These improvements included augmentations to memory, learning, and adaptive conditioning. It’s a breakthrough that could yield important insights into the treatment of human brain disorders.

To conduct the experiment, the scientists created human chimeric mice — mice that were endowed with human glial cells.

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