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Brain Opens Up The Pipes During Sleep

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Published on Nov 5, 2013

Scientists watched dye flow through the glymphatic system, a brain "plumbing" system, of a mouse when it was asleep (left) and then, later, when it was awake (right). More dye flowed into the brain during sleep. Results from this study suggest the brain may flush out toxic molecules associated with neurodegenerative disorders during sleep.

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