Thank you to everyone who attended or participated in the inaugural Strategies in Biophotonics conference in October 2014. Unfortunately we've made the decision to not continue with the event going forward. Best wishes to all exhibitors, attendees and sponsors. 

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$1.5 million genomics research center will delve into evolutionary history

A $1.5 million (£1 million) research center at the University of Huddersfield in England will train the next generation of genomics specialists to delve into evolutionary history, from the origins of animals to the spread of modern humans.

Arizona State University scientists show, for the first time, that a hinge migration mechanism, driven solely by long-range dynamic motions, can be the key for evolution of green to red phenotype in a green fluorescent protein

Researchers unlock key mechanism of green fluorescent protein

A team of scientists at Arizona State University has shown, for the first time, that a hinge migration mechanism, driven solely by long-range dynamic motions, can be the key for evolution of a green-to-red photoconvertible phenotype in a green fluorescent protein (GFP).

Early treatment with ablative CO2 fractional laser lessens nonmelanoma scar appearance

Conducted on 20 subjects that underwent Mohs surgery for nonmelanoma skin cancer of the face, an international team of researchers evaluated the safety and efficacy of a single treatment of a scar with an ablative CO2 fractional laser early in the post-surgical setting.

Ophthalmic femtosecond laser platform adds FDA-approved OCT system, software

Bausch + Lomb, a subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), has received FDA clearance for an advanced swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system and updated software for its VICTUS femtosecond laser platform that will provide surgeons with a new, redesigned interface.

Optofluidic sensor irradiated with light measures blood sugar noninvasively

An optofluidic sensor that, when irradiated with light, can measure glucose (blood sugar) level through the skin without drawing blood.

Saturday at BiOS 2015

The Biomedical Optics Symposium (BiOS) at SPIE Photonics West 2015 starts Saturday, February 7, and I'm looking forward to an action-packed week, beginning with a tour of the exhibit hall when it opens at noon on Saturday.

Next-generation sequencing shows promise for learning how species adapt to climate change

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has made it possible to analyze enormous numbers of short pieces of DNA very quickly, and this technology is already revolutionizing the biomedical sciences.

Optical biosensor for winemaking has potential for drug development

A novel optical biosensor developed by researchers at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) of Aarhus University in Denmark could help winemakers control the level of astringency during wine production, as it allows measurement of these levels from the beginning of the process and in real time.

Light microscopy award winners depict life's magic

The annual Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition honors still and moving images of human, plant, and animal subjects as captured through light microscopes.

BIOPHOTONICS: Collaboration is key to success in biophotonics

In an interview, biophotonics pioneer David Walt discusses his thoughts on education, entrepreneurship, and the future of photonics technologies for life sciences.

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