Biotechnology & Medical News

  1. X-ray Pulses Create ‘Molecular Black Hole’
    5/31/2017

    Scientists have used an ultra-bright pulse of X-ray light to turn an atom in a molecule briefly into a sort of electromagnetic black hole.

  2. Fluctuations In Optical “Noise” Used To Track Hidden Objects
    4/24/2017

    A new remote sensing method devised by researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) using fluctuations in optical "noise" could one day complement existing technologies to track hidden objects, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).

  3. Graphene Harvests Solar Energy To Power ‘Electronic Skin’
    3/27/2017

    University of Glasgow researchers have developed a layer of graphene that can harvest sunlight to power 'electronic skin,' whose development holds much promise in the fields of prosthetics and robotics.

  4. Minimally-Invasive Brain Imaging May Be Possible With Surgical Needles
    3/22/2017

    By substituting a glass surgical needle for the endoscope, a proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated technology that might lead to a minimally invasive method for imaging deep brain tissue, one that could provide a better understanding of neurological conditions.

  5. fNIRS-Based Wearable Allows “Locked-In” ALS Pateints To Communicate “Yes” And “No”
    3/13/2017

    Functional near infrared spectroscopic (fNIRS) imaging (pronounced f-nears) has led to a breakthrough in communication with ALS patients who are "Locked-In," meaning they are in advanced stages of the disease where the brain is conscious and functioning, but they are unable to move any muscles, including the eyes.

  6. Nanobiodevice Enables Ultrafast Detection Of Cancer Biomarker
    3/8/2017

    Like DNA, ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a type of polymeric biomolecule essential for life, playing important roles in gene processing. Short lengths of RNA called microRNA are more stable than longer RNA chains, and are found in common bodily fluids.

  7. Optical Fiber Provides Real-Time Anticoagulation Monitoring
    2/23/2017

    Using fiber optics, University of Central Florida (UCF) researchers have developed a technique to monitor, in real time, the formation of dangerous blood clots during cardiovascular procedures.

  8. New ‘Smart Needle’ Guides Surgeons Through Safer Brain Surgeries
    1/24/2017

    Novel needle technology developed at the University of Adelaide (UA) uses a tiny fiber optic camera and infrared light to guide neurosurgeons through dangerous procedures. Computer software connected to the needle can recognize blood vessels and alert the surgeon, preventing a potentially life-threatening bleed.

  9. STReM Technique Captures High-Speed, Super-Resolution Images Without Need For A Fast Camera
    11/21/2016

    Rice University researchers have refined a Nobel Prize-winning microscopy technique to capture fluorescing molecules at a frame rate 20 times faster than other laboratory cameras.

  10. Raptor Launches New OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR (InGaAs) HD Format Camera
    11/1/2016

    Raptor Photonics recently launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the OWL 1280, offering HD resolution for high end long range surveillance, scientific and astronomy applications.