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Therapeutic and diagnostic applications of optical technologies

Research & Innovation News

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of recent medical imaging patent applications includes filings from Washington University, Cleveland Clinic, GE and more.

'Immobilized' calibration improves MPI

Calibration with immobilized particles doubles the sensitivity of magnetic particle imaging for stem cell monitoring.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in nanomedicine, optical imaging, radiotherapy and more.

Implant restores hand motion after paralysis

Finger, hand and wrist movements have been restored in a paralysed patient for the first time.


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.

Physics in Medicine & Biology

Causality in physiological signals

A Müller, J F Kraemer, T Penzel, H Bonnemeier, J Kurths and N Wessel Physiol. Meas. 37 R46

Increasing the sensitivity for stem cell monitoring in system-function based magnetic particle imaging

K Them, J Salamon, P Szwargulski, S Sequeira, M G Kaul, C Lange, H Ittrich and T Knopp Phys. Med. Biol. 61 3279

Modeling closure of circular wounds through coordinated collective motion

D S Li, J Zimmermann and H Levine Phys. Biol. 13 016006

Multiple breath washout analysis in infants: quality assessment and recommendations for improvement

P Anagnostopoulou, B Egger, M Lurà, J Usemann, A Schmidt, O Gorlanova, I Korten, M Roos, U Frey and P Latzin Physiol. Meas. 37 L1