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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.

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).

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