Cerebrospinal fluid signals control the behavior of stem cells in the brain

Prof. Fiona Doetsch’s research team at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered that the choroid plexus, a largely ignored structure in the brain that produces the cerebrospinal fluid, is an important regulator of adult neural stem cells. The study recently published in “Cell Stem Cell” also shows that signals secreted by the choroid plexus dynamically change during aging which affects aged stem cell behavior. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)