July 18, 2018 Settling youngsters down to sleep at night isn’t always easy. Recent research suggests that the amount of exposure children have to bright light in the hour leading up to bedtime -; whether emanating from light bulbs or electronic devices -; can have a big impact on sleep-related behavior. There’s chemistry behind it. […]Continue Reading ...
July 6, 2018 The UK based developer of next generation proton therapy technology, Advanced Oncotherapy plc (AVO), has selected RayStation as its treatment planning system for the first LIGHT (Linac Image Guided Hadron Technology) system at the proton therapy facility under construction at Harley Street in central London. Users at the clinic will have access […]Continue Reading ...
An array of semitransparent organic pixels on top of a ultrathin sheet of gold. The thickness of both the organic islands and the underlying gold is more than one-hundred times thinner than a single neuron. Credit: Thor Balkhed A simple retinal prosthesis is under development by Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in […]Continue Reading ...
June 22, 2018 Modern microscopy has given scientists a front-row seat to living, breathing biology in all its technicolor glory. But access to the best technologies can be spotty. Jan Huisken, a medical engineering investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research and co-founder of light sheet microscopy, has a new project meant to bridge the […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have contributed to an international study that will potentially help humans to colonize Mars and find life on other planets. Credit: Australian National University (ANU) The study on an organism that survives in inhospitable and low-light conditions could dramatically improve our understanding of photosynthesis, the […]Continue Reading ...
Quinn, an autistic boy, and the line of toys he made before falling asleep. Repeatedly stacking or lining up objects is a behavior commonly associated with autism. Credit: Wikipedia. A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding […]Continue Reading ...
May 22, 2018 How can we detect cancer and viruses with high sensitivity? Physical chemist Laura Fabris-;an associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and principal investigator of the Fabris NanoBio Group-;is addressing this very question. Her research focuses on the synthesis, functionalization, characterization, and […]Continue Reading ...
May 18, 2018 KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., announces the commercial launch of the PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cystoscopy System for enhanced detection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This announcement follows the approval of a supplemental new drug application and a Premarket Approval supplement from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) extending the […]Continue Reading ...
June 27, 2018 Tommy John surgery, or reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the elbow, has been dubbed an epidemic among Major League Baseball pitchers. A mechanical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis plans to develop a bioinspired imaging technique to study how damage accumulates in the UCL during loading, or the […]Continue Reading ...
June 26, 2018 Like our eyes, microscopes are limited in what they can see because of their resolution, or their ability to see detail. The detail, or information, from the object is there, but some of it gets lost as the light reflecting off of the object moves through the air. Ulugbek Kamilov, an engineer […]Continue Reading ...
June 20, 2018 The risk of mortality, and of developing a number of cancers, is lowest in light drinkers consuming an average of less than one drink per day across their lifetime, and the risk of some cancers increases with each additional drink per week, according to a new study, published this week in PLOS […]Continue Reading ...
June 5, 2018 According to preliminary results from a new study, nighttime light exposure during sleep may affect metabolic function. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that light exposure at night during sleep adversely impacts metabolic outcomes. “Our preliminary findings show that a single night of light exposure during sleep acutely […]Continue Reading ...
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a diagnostic procedure that is used during cardiac catheterization. Unlike ultrasound, which uses sound waves to produce an image of the blood vessels, OCT uses light. With OCT, doctors can obtain images of the blood vessels that are about the same as if they were looking under a microscope. How does […]Continue Reading ...
May 21, 2018 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command -; simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on […]Continue Reading ...
May 8, 2018 TISSUE DIAGNOSTICS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED Today physicians are still severely hampered by the lack of precision of the needle tip location during a biopsy. Looking at lung cancers, 25% of the diagnoses suffer a false negative outcome through traditional biopsy methods. In the future, this can be avoided: for the first time, the […]Continue Reading ...
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