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How often are brain cells replaced?
Every cell in the human body is replaced and renewed within a period of seven years, consecutively, for life. This is known as aging; it includes the brain. Not one cell a person is born with is still there when they reach seven, and again at fourteen, then again at twenty-one, etc. The cells are replaced, respectively, and you are a "brand new" person, however, with the same DNA structure and personality you were born with.
Memory cells can be "recycled" as some information is lost over time.
Sleep repairs and reorganizes the brain; as for new brain cell development, research shows that as one educates their mind new cells form as often as the mind is actively engaged.
EDIT - MijinLaw: The 7-year cycle is a myth. And although neurons can be generated in some circumstances, it's still unclear whether neurogenesis plays any significant role in normal learning.
Plus! Heart muscle cells aren't replaced, that's why heart attacks can be fatal, as the muscle cells which are destroyed are not replaced and may not be enough to keep the heart going. There arnt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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it really depends, but i would say normally a white blood cell replace itself every 13 days.
the answer is yes damaged brain cells can be replaced. The brain's ability to act and react in ever-changing ways is known, in the scientific community, as "neuroplasti…city." This special characteristic allows the brain's estimated 100 billion nerve cells, also called neurons (aka "gray matter"), to constantly lay down new pathways for neural communication and to rearrange existing ones throughout life, thereby aiding the processes of learning, memory, and adaptation through experience. Neuroplasticity is the saving grace of the damaged or disabled brain; without it, lost functions could never be regained, nor could disabled processes ever hope to be improved. Plasticity allows the brain to rebuild the connections that, because of trauma, disease, or genetic misfortune, have resulted in decreased abilities. It also allows us to compensate for irreparably damaged or dysfunctional neural pathways by strengthening or rerouting our remaining ones.
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From what I have seen and heard it's about 1 to 3 years depending on how well you take care of it. At my home It's going on three years and going strong. Every 2 to 3 weeks I… check the cell and clean it if needed. The first cell I had went bad after 9 months. It was replaced under warranty. They said that batch had a defect. Since then it has been great. I use an autopilot digital 36.
Cells lining the digestive tract replace themselves every three days. Page 70 - Nutrition Concepts & Controversies by Sizer & Whitney edition 12e.
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There is about 160,000,000,000 cells in human brain. Half of the number are neurons, which are rensponsible for all the "thinking" functions. The other half are "glial cells",… which help neurons with their activity.
Nerve cells are in G0, which means the cells are in developmental arrest. They do not divide or grow, they stay the same and don't regenerate.
Once destroyed they do not, but they replace by replication after about 50 years.
Schwann cells make the myelin sheath that encloses some axons
It is replaced four times a day.
It depends on how hard you work it.
Yes the brain can replace dead brain cells the theory that weed kills brain cells is bogus if you don't believe me watch the movie called The Union
The entire human skeleton is replaced every ten years. Seven to ten percent of this skeleton is replaced once a year.