Simon Makin

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  1. A MRI image of a brain shows regions of cerebrospinal fluid in blue.

    Scientists triggered the flow of spinal fluid in the awake brain

    If future studies confirm these waking waves wash away toxic proteins from the brain, the finding could lead to new treatments for brain disorders.

  2. A close up photo of a clear liquid forming a bubble on what appears to be a black and gold circuit board.
    Health & Medicine

    A gel cocktail uses the body’s sugars to ‘grow’ electrodes in living fish

    A chemical reaction with the body’s own sugars turned a gel cocktail into a conducting material inside zebrafish brains, hearts and tail fins.