Friday, May 12, 2006

Using Missile Technology to Fight Breast Cance

To protect Americans from a Russian missile attack, scientists developed special infrared photo technology to map the heat from a missile approaching the United States so that it could be destroyed in midflight. Today, that same technology is being used to map the temperature of the skin in a bioscan. Extra heat generated from specific areas of the skin can be an indication of a tumor. "The tumor causes increased blood flow at the surface of the skin," said Dr. David Weng of The Cleveland Clinic. "You can actually see where the tumor is on the patient's body." --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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