To become, or not to become... a neuron: Scientists find a factor that makes neural stem cells 'deaf'

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Researchers have unraveled a new mechanism controlling the switch between growth and differentiation of neural stem cells during brain development. They discovered a specific factor that makes stem cells 'deaf' to proliferative signals, which in turn causes them to differentiate into neurons and shape the marvelous complexity of our brain.

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