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'Nanoballoons' better target cancer cells

Researchers are developing a better drug delivery method by encapsulating the drugs in nanoballoons—tiny modified liposomes that, upon being struck by a red laser, pop open and deliver concentrated doses of medicine.

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Future cytometry: Going with—or without—the flow

Recent advances in optics and electronics could make cytometric technology highly affordable and broadly applicable within the next few years.

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High-confidence, high-throughput screening with high-def IR microspectroscopy

High-definition infrared (IR) microspectroscopic imaging in a desktop system enables high-throughput cell and tissue screening for clinical diagnostics and drug discovery.

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Getting started with spectral imaging

Many consider spectral imaging—which reveals both the chemical signature and the spatial structure of specimens—to be the next essential research tool.

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Baked-droplet polymer lenses and 3D printing could lead to disposable medical instrumentation

Baked-droplet polymer lenses and 3D printing could lead to disposable medical instrumentation

04/24/2014 A team of Australian researchers has come up with a way of fabricating good-quality lenses that will cost less than a penny apiece; these "too-cheap-to-...

Optical device uses adaptive optics to detect diabetic retinopathy early

04/23/2014 A team of researchers at Indiana University (IU) has developed an optical device that can detect early warning signs of diabetic retinopathy, which is the po...
Cold-cathode field-emission VUV lamp is cool and compact

Cold-cathode field-emission VUV lamp is cool and compact

04/23/2014 A team of Japanese and Malaysian researchers has developed a small vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV)-emitting lamp that combines a carbon-nanofiber (CNF) cold cathode...

Nanoparticle with luminescent properties has use in photodynamic therapy

04/22/2014 A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead hap...

Fluorescence microscopy method enables rapid, whole-brain imaging with single-cell resolution

04/21/2014 Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center have developed a new high-throughput method that offers unprecedented rapid, whole-brain imaging at sing...

Strategies Unlimited celebrates 35 years of photonics market research

04/17/2014 Photonics industry market analysis firm Strategies Unlimited proudly celebrates 35 years of service producing multi-client market research reports on photoni...

Leica Microsystems opens dedicated microscopy lab in Japan

04/17/2014

Leica Microsystems has opened a laboratory in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to product demonstrations of the company's microscopy systems and workshops.

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Low-cost, high-power innovations in light microscopy

Advances in light microscopy have enabled life scientists to make remarkable progress. The technologies behind these impro...

Deep Tissue Imaging with Two-photon Microscopy

A limitation of optical approaches to bioimaging is depth. But multiphoton approaches enable biomedical investigators to l...

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