Articles and News - Biophotonics

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.

With vibrational molecular interferometry (VMI), the background signal in a single-molecule image vanishes

'Reverse' spectroscopy approach clarifies molecular structure

12/27/2011

Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology adopted a "reverse" approach to spectroscopy, which cleans up images by eliminating background noise.

Fluorescence confocal image of a single living HeLa cell

Single-cell endoscope enables optical look inside living cells

12/22/2011 Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an endoscope that can provide high-resolution optical images of the interior of a single living cell, or precisely deli...
Microfluidic chips contain about 500 blinking bacterial colonies, known as 'biopixels'

Neon sign-like biosensor comprises millions of glowing bacteria

12/21/2011

Researchers at UC San Diego have created a living biosensor comprised of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs.

MIT metal-organic framework (MOF) pairs with fluorescent molecules to ID toxins and pathogens

'Glowing' detectors could visually ID toxins or pathogens

12/15/2011 Researchers at MIT have developed an approach that pairs fluorescent molecules with an open scaffolding called a metal-organic framework (MOF), enabling them to reveal presence of specific toxins, disease markers, pathogens, or...

Cell phone-based pulse oximeter performs measurements at the point-of-care

12/12/2011 In efforts to boost assessment and management of respiratory disease from the hospital into non-hospital settings, such as those in the developing world, engineers at the University of British Columbia are pairing a pulse oxime...

$300,000 award to advance OCT technique in cardiology

12/08/2011 A University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) engineering professor and a cardiologist from UT Medicine San Antonio have received a $300,000 award from the the Clayton Foundation for Research to further develop an optical coheren...

Optogenetics technique reverses effects of cocaine

12/08/2011

A team of Swiss researchers has found the first link between cocaine use and physical brain changes, also finding a means to reverse it.

A transient absorption imaging technique detects both metallic and semiconducting nanotubes, false-colored in red and green, in live hamster cells

Label-free, pulsed laser-driven imaging tool tracks nanotubes in cells, blood

12/06/2011

Researchers at Purdue University developed a new imaging tool that tracks carbon nanotubes in living cells and the bloodstream, which could help to boost their use in biomedical research and clinical medicine.

Professor James Wilkinson, University of Southampton Optoelectronics Research Centre

U of Southampton's Wilkinson garners major funding for biophotonics program

11/28/2011 Professor James Wilkinson at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant to develop tools for fast, low-cost point-of-care clinical diagnosti...

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