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Using Light To Examine Lungs Of Premature Babies

2016 23 Mar

Research from Lund University in Sweden suggests that in the future, tests to see how much premature air babies’ lungs contain as their lungs are not sufficiently developed could be done using laser light, which at present can only be done using X-rays. The researchers suggest that this method could also be be employed to measure oxygen among severely... Read more

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Imaging System Improves Effectiveness of Cancer Surgery

2015 22 Jan

Scientists have invented a new imaging system that will make it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence. The inventors say the imaging system causes the tumours to “light up” when a hand-held laser is directed at them. “A surgeon’s goal during cancer surgery is to remove the tumour,... Read more

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Photoacoustics Used to Detect Breast Cancer

2014 21 Oct

Spanish scientists have developed a new type of laser technology based on photoacoustics that can be used for detecting breast cancer. The new technique is safe as no ionising radiation is used, and could become an alternative to commonly used diagnostic methods such as mammography and ultrasound, according to researchers from the Universidad Carlos... Read more

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New Microscope Peers Through Dense Tissue

2014 17 Sep

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) have developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the densest of surroundings without using fluorescent proteins as “guide stars”, which are often invasive and provide little clarity.The technique makes use of a special version of an adaptive optics microscope that... Read more

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