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A new way to study the brain's invisible secrets

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Neuroengineer Ed Boyden wants to know how the tiny biomolecules in our brains generate emotions| thoughts and feelings -- and he wants to find the molecular changes that lead to disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's. Rather than magnify these invisible structures with a microscope| he wondered: What if we physically enlarge them and make them easier to see? Learn how the same polymers used to make baby diapers swell could be a key to better understanding our brains.

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LINGUA : inglese
LICENZA : CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
ARGOMENTI : # in Matematica e scienze / Biologia /
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TAG : tag: Biology , Biomechanics , Biotech , Brain , chemistry , Humanity , illness , innovation , life , materials , medical research , nanoscale , Neuroscience , Potential , science , Technology
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