1. New biophotonics techniques hold promise but need translation, say researchers at NIH-SPIE 'Bench to Bedside' workshop

    BETHESDA, Maryland, USA, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Leading-edge advances such as a revolutionary cardiology treatment and noninvasive optical techniques for studying the brain combined with pragmatic discussions on research focus and funding highlighted a two-day inter-institute workshop last week at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Approximately 350 preeminent researchers in biophotonics attended the workshop, titled "Optical Diagnostics and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside." Amir Gandjbakhche, NIH, and Bruce Tromberg, Beckman Laser Institute and Univ. of California, Irvine, chaired the meeting, held 1-2 October. SPIE provided logistical support for the event. Attendees including Christopher Contag, Stanford ...
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