Surgical Laser Targets Cells Individually

Surgical lasers are often imprecise and can vaporize healthy tissue, making them unsuitable for delicate tasks such as brain surgery. Adela Ben-Yakar, an assistant professor at the University of Texas with a background in rocket science, decided to address this problem by developing a femtoscond laser so precise that it can vaporize cells individually.

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