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Rice Fine-tunes Attack on Cancer
March 25, 2009
Two lasers may be better than one when attacking cancer cells, according to a paper by Rice University scientists, who are using computer simulations to quantify the effect of heating nanoparticles with near-infrared lasers to kill cancer tumors without damaging healthy tissue.
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