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Old 07-10-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The findings reveal "the brain is very plastic and can adapt to some brain damage occurring in the pre- and postnatal period when treated appropriately," he says.


"What I find amazing to this day is how the brain can deal with something which you think should not be compatible with life," comments Max Muenke, a paediatric brain defect specialist at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, US.


"If something happens very slowly over quite some time, maybe over decades, the different parts of the brain take up functions that would normally be done by the part that is pushed to the side," adds Muenke, who was not involved in the case.
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