Mantis Shrimp Can See Cancer Even Before Symptoms Appear
This ability of mantis shrimp is explained by the specific structure of their eyes, which are compound and have thousand of light-trapping receptors called ommatidia. That’s why the mantis shrimp eye can perceive something invisible for humans – the polarisation of light.
Researchers have discovered that difference in polarised light reflection actually appears in early cancer before other symptoms appear.
Now, the scientists all over the world are trying to develop cameras replicating that wonderful ability in order physicians could detect cancers earlier and operate tumours more accurately.
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