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Surgical simulations you can bet on

October 23, 2013

image of a head with the brains sticking out A grant from the NSF Accelerating Innovation Research Programs is helping David Fuentes from the MD Anderson Cancer Center improve treatment protocols for laser surgery on the brain. NSF-funded supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center enable Fuentes to simulate bioheat transfer in brain tissue in order to calculate more accurate surgical outcomes. Full Story

Texas Advanced Computing Center

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