As in the title, how does the medic unit heal soldiers by simply beaming at them and what is the (pseudo-)scientific explanation?

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    Questions of real-life science are off-topic.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 17:21
  • @valorum if your edit didnt change the question itself too much it more sounds like a question if what you see ther eon screen is an abbreviation or if ther is really a healing via "beam" in that universe and if so what that beam is there (nanites,...). if the original formulation was the same then I would interpret the question that way and not about real life science.
    – Thomas
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 17:27
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    @Thomas - The way it was formulated originally was "is it possible in real life" which isn't acceptable.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 17:28
  • @valorum ah ok then I say +1 to your comment (thought already that you meant pre edit question there with that comment but was not sure as I didnt see the question pre edit)
    – Thomas
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 17:29
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    Obligatory follow up question: how do priests/monks heal by chanting hoyohoyo?
    – Nacht
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 0:42

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This is addressed in the game's tie-in Field Manual. What you've described as a


in fact contains 'attenuating lasers' (presumably to cauterise wounds) as well as acting as a transport for 'nano-conveyed anesthetics', 'chemical modifiers' and nanobots capable of 'cellular hyper-repair'.

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    You can read the full manual here.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 17:39
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    yeah in the game medics really just feel like they pump up the marines full of pain killers till they die anyway a short time later
    – Himarm
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 17:44
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    @Himarm well the marines do have "stimulant" packs which reduce their lifetime. I always envisioned them basically taking massive drugs..
    – enderland
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 23:22
  • @enderland that's literally how it works. They're all expendable, drugged up criminals.
    – Erik
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 8:22
  • I have actually had surgery that involved a staple gun. It isn't pleasant but it is effective!
    – Gusdor
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 8:56

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