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Youthful plasticity restored to brains of adult mice

10:59 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Science Daily

Like the rest of the body, the brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember, and adapt. Now, scientists report they can rejuvenate the plasticity of the mouse brain, specifically in the visual cortex. The study shows that manipulating a single gene triggers the shift, revealing it as a target for new treatments to recover the brain's youthful potential.

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