Péron S, Berninger B (2015) Imported Stem Cells Strike against Stroke. Cell Stem Cell 17: 501-2

Cells with neural stem cell (NSC)-like properties can be isolated from the cortex of adult brains following injury, but their origins and function are unclear. Now in Cell Stem Cell, Faiz et al. (2015) show that subventricular-zone-derived NSCs home to injured cortical area following stroke, where they generate reactive astrocytes.

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