A good way to dye: how to protect vital nerves during surgery
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A good way to dye: how to protect vital nerves during surgery

Dr Truc Pham
Dr Truc Pham

Surgery takes a lot of nerves - literally. During complex operations, important nerves can be cut. Scientists found a way to make nerves fluorescent and by this help surgeons protect them.

In 10 seconds? Nerve damage can inadvertently happen during surgery – in some complicated procedures the rate can be as high as 60%. So, it is welcome news that scientists have come up with a nerve-highlighting fluorescent dye, that helps surgeons identify and save critical nerves.

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