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August 1, 2014 2:23 PM

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Scientists from the California Institute of Technology have developed a way to turn the body transparent, which they say will allow them to better examine and understand how internal body parts function and interact.

The researchers used rodents to test a technique that involved infusing a molecular detergent in the bloodstream, which worked to dissolve fatty lipid molecules. Such lipids can distort light and make tissues opaque, so by dissolving them, the researchers were able to make organs transparent. After ...

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