BioPhotonics This is the syndication feed for BioPhotonics. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:01:50 GMT Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:45:47 GMT 1800 Biophotonics Cos.’ R&D Spending Strong Out of the Gate in FY2016 Research and development (R&D) spending at many biophotonics-related companies grew at a robust pace during the first three months of their 2016 fiscal years, though a key R&D metric slipped... A60884 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:45:47 GMT Do No Harm Many patients believe that doctors take an oath to, “First, do no harm.” Primum non nocere is the Latin translation for this imperative. It’s a comforting thought, but there is no... A60883 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:39:17 GMT Star Wars Meets Mosquito Control What does it take to kill a mosquito? How about thousands of them? Unfortunately, fly swatters do too little harm and chemical sprays do too much. So since 2010, Bellevue, Wash.-based... A60824 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:17:56 GMT When the Camera Is a Computer: Computational Life Sciences Imaging Sensors and cameras continue to progress, although life sciences imaging remains far from perfect. Even in its current state, barriers still exist. These include signal photon noise, light... A60812 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:16:27 GMT High-Content Screening Goes Beyond Fluorescent Pictures Since the start of high-content screening (HCS) in the late 1990s, several imaging techniques have been applied for automated image capture, serving a variety of application goals and specifications.... A60806 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:57:51 GMT New Quantum Dots Excite In Vivo Imaging Advancements There are numerous challenges to exciting and observing fluorescence within the tissue of animals used for biomedical research and of humans for diagnostic purposes. Tissues strongly absorb and... A60801 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:04:03 GMT Heat from Laser Ablation May Treat Cancer Safely, Effectively A novel fusion-imaging technique uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide the insertion of a laser fiber into a cancerous tumor. The laser, once inserted, applies heat to the cancerous tissue,... A60795 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:36:58 GMT Neuroscience Driving Continued Growth in Multiphoton Microscopy More than half of the thousands of deployed multiphoton microscopes are used for neuroscience — in large part because of major funding initiatives across three continents. Some of these... A60788 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:19:33 GMT OCT Angiography Opens Eyes Dr. Daniela Ferrara, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, began researching retinal diseases in 1998. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a... A60787 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:53:03 GMT Fluorescent Biosensors Shed Light on Heme Activity in Cells Genetically encoded fluorescent sensors are providing a way to track the mobilization of labile heme (LH) in cells. The sensors offer significant insight into the nature and dynamics of this... A60775 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:47:33 GMT Optogenetic Technique Rapidly Screens for Cardiac Drug Safety An optogenetic technique has been used to make cardiac cells beat and optically measure their response, enabling an automated drug-testing process called OptoDyCE. The fully automated system for... A60750 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:23:18 GMT Ultratech, Northeastern to Collaborate for Nanomaterial Research Lithography and laser system supplier Ultratech Inc. has announced a research collaboration with professor Thomas J. Webster at Northeastern University in Boston to study the use of nanomaterials... A60704 Fri, 20 May 2016 08:25:11 GMT Laser-Powered Nanoblade Enables Mitochondrial DNA Transfer Laser-powered nanoblade technology typically used to transfer materials between cells has now been used to slice through a cell’s membrane to enable the insertion of mitochondria. Other... A60697 Wed, 18 May 2016 11:47:36 GMT Leica Microsystems to Offer Direct Sales in the Southeast Vashaw Scientific Inc. will no longer be representing Leica Microsystems GmbH as a regional dealer in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. ... A60695 Wed, 18 May 2016 09:53:45 GMT FLIM OPT Monitors Cell Signaling in Live Organisms Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) combined with Optical Projection Tomography (OPT) has been demonstrated as useful for imaging and monitoring apoptosis in whole live organisms in 3D. Termed FLIM... A60689 Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Dynasil Subsidiary RMD Receives $3.8M in Government Grants RMD Inc., a contract research subsidiary of optical solution developer Dynasil Corp. of America, has received six grants totaling $3.8 million from NASA, the National Institute of Health (NIH) and... A60674 Thu, 12 May 2016 09:11:00 GMT Microscopy Method Observes Spinal Cells in Freely Behaving Mice A microscope about the size of a penny has been used to observe everyday activity of cells within the spinal cords of mice, revealing that astrocytes — cells in the nervous system that do not... A60672 Wed, 11 May 2016 09:24:46 GMT Photonics Variety Spices Up the Sciences   The British science historian Jacob Bronowski once pointed out that where Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated with nature’s “variety, its infinite adaptability, the fitness and the... A60667 Tue, 10 May 2016 15:01:56 GMT Two-Photon Collagen Crosslinking Demonstrated for Cornea Repair A technique called two-photon corneal collagen crosslinking (2P-CXL) has been demonstrated to strengthen the cornea, with results confirmed by confocal Brillouin microscopy. The method could enable... A60661 Mon, 09 May 2016 10:12:53 GMT Fiber Optic Biosensor-Integrated Microfluidic Chip Detects Glucose Levels The lab-on-a-chip approach is being applied to the development of glucose meters for the early diagnosis and prevention of diabetes. An optofluidic device has enabled detection of glucose in... A60641 Tue, 03 May 2016 08:27:52 GMT