Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rice University (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum holds a fiber-optic cable attached to the microendoscope that could eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer. Credit Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.