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Research & Innovation News

Sensitive imager boosts cancer cell detection

A sensitive imaging system that detects a fluorescent biomarker in tumour cells could enable more accurate brain tumour excision.

The first laser-printed 3D cellular tubes

The first demonstration of laser bioprinting of branched cellular tubes brings researchers a step closer to the ultimate goal of printing entire organs.

MSOM offers 3D in vivo skin mapping

Multispectral optoacoustic mesoscopy enables 3D in vivo mapping of melanin and blood oxygenation in human skin.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in EEG, cancer imaging, nanomedicine and more.


The Grand Challenge: tackling the toughest cancer questions

The Grand Challenge awards aim to tackle the most important unanswered questions in cancer research.

Beyond the diffraction limit: super-resolution microscopy

The 2015 super-resolution microscopy roadmap examines the underlying concepts and potential applications of this non-diffraction-limited optical imaging technique.

BPEX: bridging the gaps between disciplines

The new multidisciplinary journal Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express aims to bridge the gaps between medical physics, biophysics and biomedical engineering.

Novel journal unites physical oncology researchers

The journal Convergent Science Physical Oncology aims to create a new forum for researchers working on the physics of cancer.