In minimal access surgery, the abdomen is inflated to create workspace for the surgeon. The device used for inflation is outdated, according to a team of doctors and technicians. How can they get a new, smarter version to the operating theatre?
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Scientist Miao-Ping Chien and her team have designed and built a completely new type of microscope. In doing so, Chien hopes to boost research into rare cancer cells. ‘We can image tens of thousands of individual cells at once.’