Researchers have demonstrated a significant enhancement of brain-machine interface performance using an optical neural interface to photostimulate neurons.
Failing to act may dramatically change funding for basic research, the powerhouse of the U.S.
Visible and infrared wavelengths have so much utility and provide so much value -- why complicate things with other wavelengths?
How will the FY2018 White House budget impact biomedical research, and the optics and photonics technologies that enable it?
Newsweek's May 16th report on exciting new results in non-neuronal optogenetics synchronously corroborates BioOptics World's May 2017 feature, 'Beyond the brain: Non-neural optogenetics.'
NPI is committed to educating the Trump administration and the 115th Congress about the importance of photonics.
Developments in tissue clearing—a technique that's allowing optical imaging to depict entire biological systems—are creating demand for new tools.
The Trump Administration's FY18 budget strike against the National Institutes of Health has mobilized both biomedical research advocates and members of Congress.
What does the upheaval mean for biomedical researchers using optical techniques, and for the instrumentation and photonics industries supporting them?
Keep your ear to the ground for an increase in the repurposing for bio applications of technologies designed for non-bio applications.
Alternative business models might allow photonics-based bioinstrumentation a more competitive stance in the market.
Hoping to overcome the light scattering effects that have limited imaging into 3D tissue volumes, researchers have worked for more than a century to develop clearing techniques.
With a near doubling of 2016 investment in the BRAIN Initiative, optics and photonics are poised for further success.
Increasingly, neuroscientists are working with researchers in disciplines such as chemistry and physics. This trend has been noticed by exhibitors at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting.
A successful career contributed to keeping OpticalRayTracer—an optical design software program—free.