The Magic of Color-Coded Surgery [Video]


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Surgeons are taught from textbooks which conveniently color-code the types of tissues, but that’s not what it looks like in real life — until now. At TEDMED Quyen Nguyen demonstrates how a molecular marker can make tumors light up in neon green, showing surgeons exactly where to cut.

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3 Responses to The Magic of Color-Coded Surgery [Video]

  1. Oh boy…I can see a whole bunch of "this could go wrong really quickly" right off the bat….
    But then again, that's why it didn't make it to clinical trials lol.

  2. Now a wild idea, instead of using fluorescent die wouldn´t be even be a better idea to use Chemotherapy substances linked to these molecules that attach to the cancer cells?

    PS: @Adonis, Agreed