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Microdevices Turn Brain Tumors into Tiny Labs

Designed to conduct dozens of experiments at once to study new treatments on deadly brain cancers.

Researchers, Pier Paolo Peruzzi and Oliver Jonas from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a device that can help test treatments in patients with gliomas, a type of tumor that originates in the brain or spinal cord.

The shape and size of a grain of rice, the new device is designed to be used during standard of care surgery and can conduct dozens of experiments at once offering unprecedented insight into the effects of drugs on glioma tumors.

Source: The Harvard Gazette

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