Biotechnology & Medical News

  1. Rice Team Designs Lens-Free Fluorescent Microscope

    Lenses are no longer necessary for some microscopes, according to Rice University engineers developing FlatScope, a thin fluorescent microscope whose abilities promise to surpass those of old-school devices.

  2. Noninvasive Optical Sensors Provide Real-Time Brain Monitoring After Stroke

    Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke, and almost 90 percent of those are ischemic strokes in which a clot cuts off blood flow to part of the brain. To prevent further injury, blood flow to the brain must be restored as quickly as possible.

  3. Understanding Brain Functions Using Upconversion Nanoparticles

    Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have worked with an international research team to jointly develop a novel approach for deep brain stimulation.

  4. SPIE's AR/VR/MR All-Day Conference Delivers Immersive Experience

    After feasting on a full day of insight from some of the most prominent names in altered and virtual reality technologies, attendees were treated to a panel discussion that assembled pioneers in the space, asking them to muse on its past, present, and future.

  5. Seeing Is Believing: VR/AR Headset Demos At SPIE Photonics West 2018

    It’s safe to say that, whatever the expectations happened to be for last Monday’s altered reality/virtual reality headset demos at SPIE Photonics West, the event's reality surpassed them.

  6. Researchers Create Fiber Optic Sensors That Dissolve In The Body

    For the first time, researchers have fabricated sensing elements known as fiber Bragg gratings inside optical fibers designed to dissolve completely inside the body.


  7. Electro-Mechano-Optical NMR Detection

    An international research project led by Kazuyuki Takeda of Kyoto University and Koji Usami of the University of Tokyo has developed a new method of light detection for nuclear magnetic resonance -- NMR -- by up-converting NMR radio-frequency signals into optical signals.

  8. NUS Researchers Develop Wireless Light Switch For Targeted Cancer Therapy

    A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a way to wirelessly deliver light into deep regions of the body to activate light-sensitive drugs for photodynamic therapy (PDT). 

  9. Injector Gun, Cryomodule Delivered For SLAC's X-Ray Laser Upgrade

    The injector gun and first cryomodule for Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II) — one of the most advanced superconducting laser projects in the world and the only one in the U.S. — have arrived at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. 

  10. TU Wien Develops New Semiconductor Processing Technology

    Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes - resembling a kind of sponge at nano level - can be generated in semiconductors.