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  • v  wear away through erosion or vaporization
  • v  remove an organ or bodily structure

  • Earth is constantly bombarded by small meteorites that ablate and burn in the upper atmosphere.
  • These minimally invasive surgeries can ablate or destroy a tumor using radiofrequency or lasers via a probe not much bigger than an IV needle.
  • MRgFUS is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-intensity ultrasound waves to heat and destroy (ablate) uterine fibroids.

  • Barry Schuler in Wired News
    You could have cancer in your arm,says Schuler. "We could figure out the ablate frequency of a cancer cell. We zap your arm with the laser, destroying the cancer cells, while leaving the healthy ones intact."

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