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—William P. Allis Professor of Physics
MIT technology used to shrink tumor
posted April 5, 2006 at 11:00 am
Medical lasers are like science fiction heat rays that can vaporize tumors. The problem has been getting the lasers to where they are needed inside the body while protecting healthy tissue. « more »