Sunday, April 28, 2013

Human progress: Biologists externally manipulate cells inside of mice using lasers

This has the potential to be a big medical advance: Scientists in China,
have figured out how to use a laser to clog and then clear a blocked blood vessel in a live mouse, without surgery. This is the first time scientists have been able to externally manipulate cells inside a living animal, and it could lead to a safer way to unclog arteries in the future.
The article, which you can find here, even has a short video showing the use of "optical tweezers"...way cool (HT: Glenn Reynolds).