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Medical Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery TED Video

  1. Dec 14, 2011 #1

    rhody

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    Color-coded surgery TED Video
    Tumor and Nerve staining is very cool, hats off to Dr. Roger Tsien (who shared Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry 2008) for creating the breakthrough green fluorescent protein which is the basis for the Tumor and Nerve staining technology. If this technology had been available when my wife had breast cancer five years ago, I suspect many lymph nodes would have been spared.

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  3. Dec 14, 2011 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    I can't watch the video right now but fluorescent staining for tumours is an incredibly exciting field. You may be interested to read about sentinel lymph node imagine via fluorescent quantum dots (far more potential than conventional fluorescent markers).

    Also, if by Green Fluorescent Protein you mean GFP this is also a remarkable tool but was adapted from a jellyfish rather than invented from scratch.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 #3

    rhody

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    From the Tsien link, is this what you were referring to ?
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