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    Would it be possible to microwave disease cells like cancer or viruses to kill them off? Maybe you could use a precise ray gun or an internal one that can be run through you blood vessels.


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    Given that the wavelength of microwaves is from 1mm upwards, I don't think you can target something as small as a bacterium and leave the surrounding tissues intact. A tumor perhaps, or some scary huge macroscopic parasite, but not a bacterium.

    Not to mention how you would know where to aim - I don't know any medical imaging technique that shows individual bacteria inside the body.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leszek Luchowski
    Given that the wavelength of microwaves is from 1mm upwards, I don't think you can target something as small as a bacterium and leave the surrounding tissues intact. A tumor perhaps, or some scary huge macroscopic parasite, but not a bacterium.

    Not to mention how you would know where to aim - I don't know any medical imaging technique that shows individual bacteria inside the body.
    I was thinking maybe an array of microwaves could be used for precision. If not maybe gamma rays would work.
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