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Ultrashort Laser Pulses See Inside the Body

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Science  06 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5821, pp. 46-47
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5821.46b

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DENVER, COLORADO-- At the American Physical Society meeting held here from 5 to 9 March, researchers described using laser pulses a few millionths of a nanosecond long to trace biomolecules within tissue. The new technique might be used to detect without biopsy a type of skin cancer called melanoma. (Read more.)

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