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Study Of Rats' Brains Indicates Brain Continues To Grow After Puberty

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April 12, 2000
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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A simple study of rat brains has added more substance to the idea that the adult brain is still a work in progress, even well after puberty, say University of Illinois researchers. While overall size may not change, the composition of nerve fibers in a key area does.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A simple study of rat brains has added more substance to the idea that the adult brain is still a work in progress, even well after puberty, say University of Illinois researchers. While overall size may not change, the composition of nerve fibers in a key area does.


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