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A live human mammary gland structure created in research that uses vibrational spectral microscopy to reveal subtle changes in breast tissue

Spectroscopic imaging method reveals early changes leading to breast cancer

03/06/2012 Purdue University researchers have created a new imaging technology that reveals subtle changes in breast tissue, representing a way to determine a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and to study ways of preventing it.
An image, captured by the Mesolens, of a human flea

Lens produces 3-D images of cells, tissues in seconds

03/02/2012 Scientists at the University of Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences are creating a confocal lens that displays 3-D images within cells and tissues while showing the whole organism within seconds rather tha...

Wet AMD therapy study using fiber-optic light device yields positive results

01/30/2012 At the Retina Meeting 2012 held recently, Reid Schindler, MD, presented positive Phase I data from a human study assessing a new, minimally invasive device to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), which causes v...
2011 Prism Awards announced at SPIE Photonics West

2011 Prism Awards winners run the photonics gamut

01/26/2012

San Francisco, CA--Winners of the 2011 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation were announced at a gala banquet on January 25 during SPIE Photonics West.

Adaptive optics make their way to becoming more affordable

01/20/2012 Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC), a provider of MEMS-based deformable mirror (DM) products for adaptive optics systems, has reduced the price of its Mini-DM and Multi-DM systems, which boost resolution in microscopes and ...
3-D rendering of coronal section of a mouse brain imaged with STP tomography at 20x at a resolution of half a micron

Two-photon microscopy method speeds whole-brain mapping

01/17/2012

Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have developed a two-photon microscopy method that enables highly detailed anatomical images made of whole brains.

pHRed fluorescence lifetime with 860 nm two-photon excitation

Researchers engineer first ratiometric, single-protein red fluorescent pH sensor

01/11/2012

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have engineered the first ratiometric, single-protein red fluorescent pH sensor.

Photoacoustic device detects melanoma at the cellular level

01/06/2012

Researchers from the University of Missouri have developed a device that measures melanoma at the cellular level using photoacoustics, or laser-induced ultrasound.

Joanna Oracz stands with her 100 nm STED microscope prototype in her lab

Student-built STED microscope achieves 100 nm resolution

01/03/2012 Joanna Oracz, a student at the Ultrafast Phenomena Lab of the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (FUW), has built a prototype STED confocal microscope as part of her MA thesis—one that achieves resolution twice that of a ...
Max Planck microscopy method enables researchers to see nerve cells in the intact cellular network of the spinal cord

Microscopy method renders spinal cord tissue transparent

12/28/2011

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology and international colleagues have developed a new microscopy method to observe single nerve cells in intact tissue and in 3-D.

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