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How the brain ‘takes out the trash’ while we sleep. Image shows cerebral spinal fluid (in blue) entering the brain via a “plumbing system” that piggybacks on the brain’s blood vessels (credit: URMC) A new study shows that a recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily active during sleep, giving fresh meaning to the old adage that a good night’s sleep clears the mind.

How the brain ‘takes out the trash’ while we sleep

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