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Looking Into Your Brain Just Became Easier

Researchers and engineers keep improving the machines that help doctors better understand and diagnose conditions that affect our brains. One of the goals is to find causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, which affect millions of people throughout the world. Since the 1980s, doctors have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines, or MRI scanners, to look into patients’ bodies without exposing them to the harmful effects of X-rays. An alternating magnetic field created inside the...

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