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MRI scan

COMPUTER ASSIST  Computers have become important over the last 50 years for guiding doctors to the source of a patient’s epilepsy. Here, computers record images of the brain of a person undergoing an MRI scan.

multiple myeloma in mouse bones

NO HOLES BARRED  Mouse femurs (shown in X-rays) with multiple myeloma growing in the bone marrow develop holes and weak spots (middle, red arrows). Treating mice with a drug that inhibits an enzyme responsible for kick-starting the destruction prevents much of the bone loss (right).

brain and microprocessor

GAMING THE BRAIN  Neuroscience tools didn’t reveal much about the inner workings of a simple microprocessor (right), so how can they grasp the much more complex brain?

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