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photosensitizer

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  • n. A molecular or atomic species that initiates a photochemical reaction

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Examples

  • The technique starts with a compound called a photosensitizer, a type of molecule that latches itself onto a tumor and when exposed to focused light excites oxygen, destroying the tumor cells.

    Light Therapy Spares the Scalpel and the Chemo

  • Photodynamic therapy, in which light activates a chemical known as a photosensitizer, triggering the ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • CEA-Leti today announced the launch of the TARGET-PDT project designed to increase the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating cancer cells with a combination of a photoactive drug known as a photosensitizer and a specific wavelength of light.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Amy, a sixteen-year-old high school junior from Richardson, Texas, has developed a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy PDT, an emerging cancer treatment which uses light energy to activate a drug that kills cancer cells.

    State of the Union: First lady Michelle Obama's guests

  • Amy Chyao, 16, a high school junior from Richardson, Texas, cited for developing a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy, a new kind of cancer treatment which uses light energy to activate a drug that kills cancer cells.

    Guests in the first lady's box at the State of the Union address

  • Amy Chyao, who took top honors at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, engaged President Obama in a discussion about her development of a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy (PDT), an emerging cancer treatment that uses light energy to activate a drug that kills cancer cells.

    Elizabeth Marincola: Young Scientists Inspire the President and the Nation

  • Amy Chyao, who took top honors at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, engaged President Obama in a discussion about her development of a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy PDT, an emerging cancer treatment that uses light energy to activate a drug that kills cancer cells.

    Elizabeth Marincola: Young Scientists Inspire the President and the Nation

  • Riboflavin acts as a photosensitizer, which causes the production of singlet oxygen from ultraviolet and visible light.

    10 Ways To Maximize Your Beer Value | Impact Lab

  • Oxsoralen skin care drug is a photosensitizer used to treat severe psoriasis.

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  • Ragsdale and others used an enzyme-modified titanium oxide and a photosensitizer to make the conversion to carbon monoxide.

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