Laser microprobe can target cancer cells, researchers say

07/9/2008 | M.I.T. Technology Review

University of Texas engineers have developed a laser microprobe that can help surgeons target a disease by operating on single cells in 3-D space without harming nearby healthy cells. The device, which features a femtosecond laser and two-photon fluorescence microscopy, could help enhance high-precision endoscopic operations, such as attacking cancer cells in brain tissue, one of the developers said.

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