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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Honoring Steven L. Jacques, a Pioneer in Biomedical Optics

In December 2018, the Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) published a collection of research papers in honor of Steven L. Jacques, PhD, a leading pioneer in the field of biomedical optics. This article, which was originally published as a guest editorial in JBO, introduced the special section.

Cornea OCT

The microscope uses a combination of optical coherence tomography, a liquid lens, and a microelectromechanical system mirror to provide beautifully sharp corneal images that help technicians assess the quality of the donated cornea. When combined with a neural network, automated cell counting prior to corneal translplant may be possible.

20 March 2019

Building on some notable recent success stories, the European photonics platform is anticipating a busy 2019 for innovation.

19 March 2019
Coherent_cavity optomechanics

Optical tweezers and high-power lasers that rely on advances by the 2018 laureates feature widely at the Photonics West exhibition.

18 March 2019
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From Arizona to New York, and Florida to Colorado, photonics communities continue to grow in influence across the country.

12 March 2019
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The latest developments in optics and photonics technologies.

5 March 2019
Algorithm from 'Netflix Challenge' speeds up bio-imaging
ENS Paris-led group accelerates Raman spectroscopy, making it more practical for biomedical applications.
20 March 2019
Ra Medical’s losses mount as sales costs soar
Excimer laser maker hampered by product issues around scale-up and hiring challenges, but CEO hails “exciting opportunity”.
20 March 2019
Optogenetics helps reverse alcohol cravings and ease withdrawal
Scripps Research project uses lasers to inactivate specific neurons in rats.
19 March 2019
Finger-mounted probe reveals elasticity of tissues
University of Western Australia project could assist in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
18 March 2019
Qingming Luo: Brainsmatics-visualizing brain-wide networks