Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Green lasers healing surgical incisions


Wow, this is very impressive. Researchers at Mass General are working with green surgical lasers to heal incisions. Does this sound like Star Trek? The principle of laser-bonded healing has been around for a long time, but these guys have made some recent advances in this technique. I think you'll find this story fascinating:
http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/22088/

I have scars all over my body. If scientists can find the right balance to heal incisions without destroying tissue, then people may walk around with fewer visible scars.

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