molecular surgery

molecular surgery

n.
A technique used to increase the drug susceptibility of tumor cells by introducing gene segments into such cells so as to alter their drug resistance.
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The ninth updated edition of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery is a text no college-level health professional collection should be without: it packs nearly 2,000 pages of reference material from the world's foremost practitioners and instructors and covers basic scientific principles from cells to molecular surgery to clinical diagnosis.
The researchers feel the technique, which they calla type of "molecular surgery," could halt or slow the disease's progress without harming healthy brain cells, reports the American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
Once identified, these regions can then be excised by "molecular surgery," enhancing the rate and success of protein crystallization.
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