UT professor finds way to kill cancer cells
AUSTIN (KXAN) – According to the National Cancer Institute, 41 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with one form of cancer in their lifetimes.
That is why researchers are working overtime to find new ways to fight back.
One University of Texas professor has developed an innovative way to kill cancer cells without damaging healthy tissue.
Associate Professor Adela Ben-Yakar has worked in the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT since 2004.
That is where she began her crusade by taking the ultra-short pulse laser, originally created by a chemist, and transforming it as a weapon to fight cancer. Read More