Cancer-crushing queen of crustaceans

In episode 76, Jordan and Charlie explore research that packs a punch. A research team led by the Washington University in Saint Louis is building polarization cameras inspired by the incredible eyesight of the heavy-hitting mantis shrimp. By detecting the polarization signature of diseased cancer tissue, these cameras could mean a huge leap in early cancer detection. This story originally appeared in KQED Quest's Deep Look Series.

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