Brain's hidden sewers revealed

Specialized cells host a hitherto unknown cleansing system

2:05pm, August 15, 2012

The brain is a self-cleaning machine. A previously unknown plumbing system blasts out waste by flushing it with the brain’s cleaning solution — cerebrospinal fluid.

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