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June 30, 2017

Strange But True!

Q. This is the ultimate in getting the job done fast and in time, in time meaning less than 24 hours of lapse. Any thoughts on this one? Clue: You can bank on it.

A. It's the ultimate “hurry up and wait,” since the brain from a deceased donor must arrive at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center within 24 hours, says Sean O'Neill in New Scientist magazine. Average time is more like 17 hours, “incredibly fast given the brain has to be removed intact and transported from anywhere in the U.S.”

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