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Elements S2 • E50

We Didn’t Think This Part of the Brain Existed, and It Could Save Your Life

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Published on Aug 14, 2018

Scientists recently discovered a never-before-seen drainage system in the brain! Here's how it could lead to exciting breakthroughs in the treatment of neurological diseases.

Doctors Have to Trick Your Brain’s Defenses to Heal You, Here’s Why - https://youtu.be/USiZ6dUGUt8

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“But, when they tuned the scanner differently, the blood vessels disappeared, and the researchers saw that dura also contained smaller but almost equally bright spots and lines which they suspected were lymph vessels.”

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