Topic: Optical

Engineer Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Nanoparticle Cancer Research

June 30, 2008

A biomedical engineering assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute grant to conduct nanoparticle cancer research.

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Laser Surgery Probe Targets Individual Cancer Cells

June 23, 2008

Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Adela Ben-Yakar at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a laser "microscalpel" that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision of surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other diseases.

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