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  • 10/25/2010 -- Novel fiber-optic development improves brain imaging
    One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person's hair gets in the way.  But now, thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington, a novel device called a "brush optrode" is providing increased sensitivity with fiber tips designed to thread through hair to enhance scalp contact.
  • 10/07/2010 -- Partial wave spectroscopic microscopy promising for early lung cancer detection
    Researchers from Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) microscopy.
  • 10/15/2010 -- OCT shows potential for multiple sclerosis diagnosis
    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be a useful tool for evaluating and classifying patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study.
  • 11/01/2010 -- DERMATOLOGY/PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY: The benefits of topical photodynamic therapy in dermatology
    Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been increasingly used in recent years, and its main indication is for superficial non-melanoma skin cancer. This approach can offer several benefits over other therapies in selected subjects and is often preferred by the patient. New developments seek to expand its application, efficacy and acceptance.
  • 11/29/2010 -- Excimer laser combination boosts laser therapy in psoriasis treatment
    In early testing of two patients, an experimental protocol combining an excimer laser, clobetasol spray and topical calcitriol ointment achieved fast, impressive results in patients with severe generalized psoriasis.

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