Imaging: New technique uses protein of scorpion venom -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Imaging: New technique uses protein of scorpion venom

05/13/2019

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The new imaging system uses synthetic version of an amino acid compound found in scorpion venom, that is not toxic, binds to tumors and thus helps doctors during surgery to remove tumor cells while sparing normal brain tissues.

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