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Plastination: Putting a Stopper in Death

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Science  29 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5637, pp. 1173
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5637.1173

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A technique called plastination, invented by German anatomist-entrepreneur Gunther von Hagens, not only permanently protects flesh from decay but preserves its original color and structure down to the cellular level.