May 10, 2019

How scorpion venom is helping surgeons detect brain cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

A new imaging technique designed to help surgeons identify the location of malignant brain tumors during surgery is showing promising early clinical trial results. The technique combines a new high-sensitivity near-infrared camera with a special imaging agent synthesized from an amino acid found in scorpion venom.

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