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Tiny Particles May Help Surgeons by Marking Brain Tumors

April 29, 2010

Jessica Winter Researchers have developed a way to enhance how brain tumors appear in MRI scans and during surgery, making the tumors easier for surgeons to identify and remove. Scientists at Ohio State University are experimenting with different nanoparticles that they hope may one day be injected into the blood of patients and help surgeons remove lethal brain tumors known as glioblastomas. Full Story

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