Killing Cancer: Innovative Light Therapy Reaches Deep Tumors

Light is used to treat cancer, but phototherapy is only effective where light can easily reach, limiting its use to cancers of the skin and areas accessible with an endoscope. Using a mouse model of cancer, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have devised a way to apply light-based therapy to deep tissues never before accessible. Instead of shining an outside light, they can deliver light directly to tumor cells, along with a photosensitive source of free radicals that can be activated by the light to destroy cancer.

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Killing Cancer: Innovative Light Therapy Reaches Deep Tumors

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New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump Device Rids Body of Food Before Digestion

Meet one aspiration therapy patient who is losing weight. He once weighed over 400 pounds.

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Exit 7C: Startup Offers Smart Way to Pay for Gas at the Pump

St. Louis-based Exit 7C offers a smart way to pay for gas at the pump, using your phone and bank account.

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21st Century Magnatone: Magnatone Guitar Amplifiers are Making a Comeback

Magnatone is using the patented vibrato circuit from 1958 as the design platform for new guitar amps, bringing back the iconic pitch-shifting vibrato effect.

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Cornfield Robot: Mizzou Researchers Use Robotics in the Study of Corn and Drought Tolerance

Mizzou engineers develop a robotic system to help develop drought tolerant corn. It's changing the way scientists study climate variability and crops.

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The Global Inventory Project: Transforming Agriculture with Perennial Crops

The Missouri Botanical Garden is identifying plant species to develop into perennial crops for sustainable agriculture.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am