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Opening Arguments

Herem am gud nuze!

Well, thank goodness:

[Fernando] Nottebohm's research has shattered the belief that a brain gets its quota of nerve cells shortly after birth and stands by helplessly as one by one they die — a 'fact' drummed into every schoolkid's skull.

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Yet, inspired by Nottebohm's work, researchers went on to find that other adult animals — including human beings — are indeed capable of producing new brain cells.

If only we'd known this sooner, we could have partied even harder.

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