Expanding Gel in Diapers is Helping Analyze Brain Workings

It may sound strange, but scientists have discovered that if you put brain tissue in an expanding gel—similar to that found in diapers—the brain tissue is magnified, making it easier to see and study the tissue.

This is especially useful when trying to learn more about the connections in the brain, which are nanoscale in size. Watch this short video to learn more about the study >> http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2015/01/diaper-gel-power-brain-science

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