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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 Mar 14 '17 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 Mar 14 '17 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 Mar 14 '17 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 Mar 14 '17 at 17:29
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    Obligatory follow up question: how do priests/monks heal by chanting hoyohoyo? – Nacht Mar 15 '17 at 0:42
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This is addressed in the game's tie-in Field Manual. What you've described as a

"beam"

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 Mar 14 '17 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 Mar 14 '17 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 Mar 14 '17 at 23:22
  • @enderland that's literally how it works. They're all expendable, drugged up criminals. – Erik Mar 15 '17 at 8:22
  • I have actually had surgery that involved a staple gun. It isn't pleasant but it is effective! – Gusdor Mar 15 '17 at 8:56

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