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Washington University Developed Glasses That Highlight Cancerous Cells

 - Feb 12, 2014
References: sciencedaily & gizmodo
These innovative cancer-spotting glasses developed by Washington University increase visibility of cancerous cells, making it easier for doctors to spot and remove them.

When cancer cells are dyed blue, they become much easier to spot and these glasses are proving to be highly effective at highlighting the glowing blue cells. The implications for this kind of technology mean much more accurate surgeries and hopefully fewer ones for cancer patients as well, since these glasses should prove to be extremely helpful for removing all traces of cancerous cells in one go.

Washington University’s cancer-detecting glasses are so new, they do not yet have a name, but when it does, hopefully it will already be put to work saving lives.