New camera gives surgeons a butterfly's-eye view of cancer

20:00 EDT 4 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Cancer lurking in tissue could be more easily found when looking through a butterfly's eye. Researchers at the University of Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a surgical camera inspired by the eye of the morpho butterfly. The camera sees infrared signals given off by tumor-binding dyes so that surgeons can find and remove all of the cancerous tissue. The camera was tested in mice and in human patients with breast cancer.

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