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  • Laser surgery probe targets single cancer cells

    By Daniel Vargas
    Daniel Vargas
    Published: June 30, 2008

    Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Adela Ben-Yakar at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a laser “microscalpel” that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision of surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other diseases.

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