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New Imaging System Lights Up Tumors Using Scorpion Venom Protein And Laser
2014-02-26 10:42:27

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cedars-Sinai animal study may lead to human trial of experimental, compact intraoperative device to aid removal of malignant brain tumors Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental system consists of a special camera designed and developed at Cedars-Sinai...

2009-04-17 22:40:48

U.S. researchers say combining nanoparticles with a scorpion venom compound can cut the spread of cancerous brain tumor cells by 98 percent. The University of Washington said the nanoparticles more than double the effectiveness of chlorotoxin, a small peptide isolated from scorpion venom. People talk about the treatment being more effective with nanoparticles but they don't know how much, maybe 5 percent or 10 percent, Miqin Zhang, professor of materials science and engineering, said Friday...

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2009-04-16 15:44:50

By combining nanoparticles with a scorpion venom compound already being investigated for treating brain cancer, University of Washington researchers found they could cut the spread of cancerous cells by 98 percent, compared to 45 percent for the scorpion venom alone. "People talk about the treatment being more effective with nanoparticles but they don't know how much, maybe 5 percent or 10 percent," said Miqin Zhang, professor of materials science and engineering. "This was quite a surprise...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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