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Study: Brains of the Blind Adjust After Vision-restoring Therapy

Restoring sight by repairing tissues in the eyes can re-grow connections in the visual pathways of the brain, according to a new study. The authors said their work is evidence that the human brain is capable of forming new connections, even much later in life. This novel discovery was the result of a two-step approach. In a groundbreaking 2007 clinical trial, University of Pennsylvania opthamologist Dr. Jean Bennett used a cutting-edge gene therapy that targets the eye to restore sight...

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