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CLEAN THOSE PIPES  Inside the dark, moist interior of bagpipes, fungi can grow and potentially infect the lungs of people who play.

IR image of mouse

HEAT DUMP  In an effort to lower its body temperature, a mouse’s tail heats up (right) half an hour after a certain group of nerve cells are turned on (before, shown left). 

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.

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