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Optical Tweezers Grab Blood Cells
5/22/2013

The laser can only penetrate 40 micrometers deep, but more intense lasers, combined with advanced optics, will increase this depth in the future.   (Source: Nature.com)
The laser can only penetrate 40 micrometers deep, but more intense lasers, combined with advanced optics, will increase this depth in the future.
(Source: Nature.com)

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Greg M. Jung
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Encouraging
Greg M. Jung   5/22/2013 10:01:57 PM
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It's encouraging to see additional, non-contact techniques and methods being developed to clear blocked blood vessels.

NadineJ
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NadineJ   5/23/2013 12:54:52 PM
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It's really interesting to see how much less invasive many procedures are today. When I got arthroscopic surgery on my knee over 20yrs ago, many were amazed by the fact my surgery scars were only small three dots.  Before that, the scars were a large Y shape or Z shape.

It would be great to see an update here when this continues with trials on live specimens.

Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   5/24/2013 10:15:48 AM
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This is great stuff - it is so wonderful to see the progress being made on non-invasive techniques. The benefits are wonderful - less blood lost, less time for recovery, more accurate surgical techniques. I hope this wonderful work continues to move forward. The ability to clear blocked blood vessels in this way would be such a blessing!

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   5/28/2013 4:15:12 PM
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This is fun, cool (I think anything that can manipulate individual cells is cool), and it looks like a major breakthrough in non-invasive technology.

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