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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Dendritic plateau potentials modulate neuronal function
Investigating signal processing in neurons that connect the retina to the visual cortex enhances our understanding of how neurons function within a network.
Electronic contact lenses can switch between different focal powers, functioning similarly to putting on and taking off reading glasses.
19 January 2015
A method that uses lasers to position bacteria with single-cell precision shows that even small groups of a few microbes can increase their own growth rate and impair the development of other infecting species.
30 December 2014
A label-free optical biosensing platform, capable of monitoring single DNA molecules and their interaction kinetics, achieves unprecedented sensitivity in the optical domain.
22 December 2014

Engineering light-sensitive receptors yields variants that can inhibit and sense neuronal activity, expanding the toolbox of genetically encoded voltage sensors for use in optogenetics.

9 December 2014

Success stories from teachers show that STEM curriculum using the scanning electron microscope excites their students and improves academic performance.

3 December 2014
Laser inventor Charles Townes dies at 99
Nobel laureate shared 1964 prize for physics with Nicolay Basov and Aleksandr Prokhorov.
28 January 2015
Laser processing creates 'super-hydrophobic' metals
Scientists at University of Rochester say properties promise better solar panels, sanitation and rust-free metals.
26 January 2015
Heavy presentation program for light festival
International Year of Light launch packs dozens of cultural, political and scientific talks into two days.
21 January 2015
UN head Ban Ki Moon opens International Year of Light
Launch ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris draws 1000-plus delegates to two-day fiesta.
20 January 2015
 
Pierre Berini: Photonic detection of dengue could address major world health problem

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