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A New Way to See the Brain

Use just diapers and water to get the closest look at the brain yet.
Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova

Scientists at MIT have embedded slices of brain in the absorbent material found in diapers, which swells four to five times its normal size. And when they look at the expanded result using an ordinary light microscope, they see an unprecedented view of nerve fibers, cells, and proteins. It’s the deepest look into the brain we’ve ever had.

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