Sex cells

  title={Sex cells},
  author={Heather B. Wood},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • H. Wood
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Sex cells “A hormone that generates new brain cells after sex could be the key to stroke recovery”, says the Calgary Herald (3 January 2003). This was the response to the publication of work by the team of Samuel Weiss at the University of Calgary, showing that prolactin, a hormone that is released after sexual intercourse and also during pregnancy and breastfeeding, can stimulate the production of new neurons in the mouse olfactory bulb. This finding might explain why women have a heightened… 

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