20 September 2011

Image Guidance ~ New Bio-Optical Surgical Tools

Thanks to Discover for spotting Nature Medicine piece by Van Dam, et al in To Clean Out Tumors During Surgery, Make Them Glow...
"Getting out every last bit of a tumor can be difficult -- when you’ve got a patient open on the operating table, cancer cells don’t look any different from normal ones. But tag tumor cells with a glowing protein and turn the lights off, as scientists did in a recent study, and those things stand out like glo-sticks..."

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