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“How the ‘Plastic’ Brain Rewires Itself”

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“By exposing mice that had been closeted in complete darkness for days to light, Italian researchers have determined why adult brains lose the plasticity of younger brains. Their findings… provide further evidence that a certain class of drugs may one day be used to successfully treat degenerative nerve diseases like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s.”

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