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FDA clears low-level laser therapy device for nail fungus

The FDA has approved Erchonia's Lunula laser device, which provides low-level laser therapy to treat nail fungus.

Raman spectroscopy-based graphene sensor could detect viruses

Raman spectroscopy-based graphene sensor could detect viruses

A graphene sensor based on Raman spectroscopy can detect trace amounts of molecules, and could someday detect viruses.

Single-molecule imaging could get boost from nanoscale technology to study diseases

A low-cost imaging platform enables single-molecule imaging, and could transform study of molecules and cells at nanoscale levels.

New lenses improve two-photon microscopy to image larger area of neuronal activity

By building on two-photon microscopy with new lenses, neuroscientists can better understand the behavior of neurons in the brain.

Raman probes by Horiba Scientific

The Omni silver tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) probes maximize nanoRaman TERS systems.

Photoacoustic imaging shows promise for monitoring prostate cancer noninvasively

A team of scientists has demonstrated that photoacoustic imaging (PAI) may be an effective tool for more accurately viewing and monitoring prostate cancer.

Concordia International photodynamic therapy laser treatment receives FDA approval

An new photodynamic therapy laser, when combined with the drug Photofrin, treats a few types of cancer.

Ultrafast chirped mirrors by Newport

The FemtoOptics 1-in.-diameter ultrafast chirped mirrors allow dispersion compensation of 10 fs and shorter laser pulses.

Clinical dermatology company Sienna Biopharmaceuticals closes second Series A financing

Dermatology and aesthetics technology company Sienna Biopharmaceuticals has completed a second closing of its Series A financing.

Fluorescence microscopy method pinpoints the positions of individual molecules in living cells

Anyone who has ever taken a group photo will be familiar with the problem: If everyone is constantly running around, it's almost impossible to get a sharp photo. Cell biologists who want to visualize molecular processes inside cells face a similar challenge.

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