How to save the critical nerves by lighting them up during surgery

Last updated 12th Nov 2019 2 followers
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A PhD student focusing on developing multimodality imaging reagents for biomedical imaging


Surgery takes a lot of nerves - literally. During complex operations, important nerves can be cut. Scientists found a way to make nerves fluorescent and by this help surgeons protect them.

In 10 seconds? Nerve damage can inadvertently happen during surgery – in some complicated procedures the rate can be as high as 60%. So, it is welcome news that scientists have come up with a n...