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Microscope technique reveals structure of live embryos

Microscope technique reveals structure of live embryos
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to produce 3D images of live embryos in cattle that could help determine embryo viability before in vitro fertilisation in humans. Infertility can be devastating for those who want children. Many seek treatment, and the cost of a single IVF cycle can be $20,000, making it desirable to succeed in as few attempts as possible. Advanced knowledge regarding the health of embryos could help physicians select those that are most likely to lead to successful pregnancies.
10th August 2017

Limited space is no issue for coaxial cable

Limited space is no issue for coaxial cable
A Micro Coaxial Cable so fine and light it can pass through the eye of a needle, making it ideal for a wide range of applications where space is at a premium is in stock at Aerco. Alpha Wire’s Micro Coax is especially suitable for in-the-box medical devices such as medical probes, endoscopy systems and oximetry systems.
7th August 2017

NIAID supports transplant imaging research

NIAID supports transplant imaging research
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Emory and Georgia Tech investigators a $2.4 million, five-year grant to study non-invasive imaging to detect immune rejection of transplanted organs. When transplant recipients see their doctors, they undergo tests to check whether their immune system is damaging their new organs. These are usually blood tests that check for kidney or liver function, at least to begin with. But to diagnose immune rejection, a biopsy is required.
7th August 2017


Propagating light deeper into the human brain

Propagating light deeper into the human brain
  Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been developing a more efficient way of propagating light through an opaque medium. Propagation of light refers to the way that light travels from one point to another, in this case, through a medium, such as human tissue.
28th July 2017

Glowing tech helps surgeons remove hidden cancer cells

Glowing tech helps surgeons remove hidden cancer cells
  Surgeons were able to identify and remove a greater number of cancerous nodules from lung cancer patients when combining intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) - through the use of a contrast agent that makes tumour cells glow during surgery - with preoperative positron emission tomography (PET) scans.
28th July 2017

1270nm wavelengths open doors within the medical industry

1270nm wavelengths open doors within the medical industry
Debuting at the recent “LASER World of Photonics” show in Munich, LASER COMPONENTS has announced the arrival of new 1270nm laser diodes, extending the range from Seminex to 1270 - 1700nm. Studies and trials have demonstrated that 1270nm serves to enhance immune response to vaccines whilst avoiding side effects such as soreness, inflammation, erythema and tissue damage that are often associated with chemical adjuvants.
20th July 2017

Optical clearing technique studies the inside of blood clots

Optical clearing technique studies the inside of blood clots
A new technique that makes blood clots optically clear is allowing researchers to use powerful optical microscopy techniques to study the 3D structure of dangerous clots for the first time. Although blood clots stop bleeding after injury, clots that block blood flow can cause strokes and heart attacks. The new approach could make it possible to use advanced light microscopy techniques such as confocal microscopy to correlate clinical symptoms with the 3D structure of clots from patients.
18th July 2017

Fluorescing bandage senses wound’s healing process

Fluorescing bandage senses wound’s healing process
A novel bandage alerts the nursing staff as soon as a wound starts healing badly. Sensors incorporated into the base material glow with a different intensity if the wound’s pH level changes. This way even chronic wounds could be monitored at home. The idea of being able to see through a wound dressing gave rise to the project Flusitex (Fluorescence sensing integrated into medical textiles), which is being funded by the Swiss initiative Nano-Tera.
7th July 2017

Transparent organs reveal metastasis in real time

Transparent organs reveal metastasis in real time
Scientists at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Medicine have developed a method of imaging, published in the journal Cell Reports, that shows metastasis in real time, at the level of individual cells. The technique relies on modified cancer cells that glow and a chemical cocktail that turns organs transparent, making the fluorescent signals emitted by the modified cells easier to see. This can offer a better understanding of metastasis that researchers could use to develop better drugs.
6th July 2017

Light sheet technology provides improved images

Light sheet technology provides improved images
Light sheet microscopy is a technique for imaging sensitive samples or fast biological processes in vivo, which has in recent years revolutionised the field of developmental biology. Illuminating samples with a thin sheet of light allows the high contrast imaging of life specimens with minimal sample exposure, photo-bleaching or damage. Rapid three-dimensional imaging can be achieved using wide-field detection with a second objective at right angles to the light sheet.
6th July 2017


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