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    1. The Optical Society Presents the 2018 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award

      The Optical Society Presents the 2018 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award

      he Optical Society ( OSA ) is pleased to name Lihong Wang, California Institute of Technology, USA, the 2018 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award recipient. Wang is recognized for inventing the world’s fastest two-dimensional receive-only camera and enabling real-time imaging of the fastest phenomena such as light propagation and fluorescence decay. “Lihong’s research crosses disciplines and impacts what we can see today with advanced imaging technologies,” remarked OSA Award Selection Committee Chair, Maria Angela Franceschini, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. “We are honored to be able to present this year’s Feld award to Lihong for the broad impact of his ...

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    2. A First Glimpse into Disc Shedding in the Human Eye

      A First Glimpse into Disc Shedding in the Human Eye

      An elusive biological cycle in the eye – the daily disposal and regeneration of the end tips of photoreceptor cells – has been captured in images for the first time in a living human eye. Photoreceptors are light-sensitive cells responsible for initiating vision. This glimpse into the inner workings of the eye will help scientists better understand, prevent and manage major eye diseases that affect photoreceptors like age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. The physiological processes of disposal and regeneration — called “disc shedding” and “disc renewal” — are fundamental to maintaining the health of photoreceptors. The novel imaging method devised by these scientists ...

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    3. Historic First Images of Rod Photoreceptors in the Living Human Eye

      Historic First Images of Rod Photoreceptors in the Living Human Eye
      Scientists today reported that the tiny light-sensing cells known as rods have been clearly and directly imaged in the living eye for the first time. Using adaptive optics (AO), the same technology astronomers use to study distant stars and galaxies, scientists can see through the murky distortion of the outer eye, revealing the eye's cellular structure with unprecedented detail. This innovation, described in two papers in the Optical Society's (OSA) open access journal Biomedical Optics Express, will help doctors diagnose degenerative eye disorders sooner, leading to quicker intervention and more effective treatments.
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    4. Nominate a Colleague for a 2011 OSA Award

      Nominate a Colleague for a 2011 OSA Award
      Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in the Optics and Photonics Community. This year's deadline for receipt of award nominations is October 1 (for awards to be presented in 2011). Nominations received after the deadline or those that are incomplete will be held for consideration the following year. The next two consecutive committees automatically consider any nominee not selected for the award. Award recipients are announced in March of the year following the nomination deadline. Award nominations can be submitted by several means. Nominators may fill out the online submission form below, download the Award Nomination file (PDF) and submit it, or ...
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    5. The Latin America Optics and Photonics, September 27, 2010, Recife, Brazil

      The Latin America Optics and Photonics, September 27, 2010, Recife, Brazil
      September 27-30, 2010 Recife, Brazil Submissions Deadline: May 17, 2010, 12:00 p.m. noon EDT (16.00 GMT) Anderson S. L. Gomes, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, General Chair Hugo Fragnito, UNICAMP, Brazil, Conference Co-Chair Luiz Davidovich, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Conference Co-Chair Topics to Be Considered 1. Optical Design and Instrumentation •Novel Optical Architectures in Emerging Technologies •Optics for Renewable Energy •Polarization and Birefringence in Optical Design •Lighting and Illumination Engineering: Design and Simulation of Lighting Systems and Lit Environments •Diffractive and Holographic Optics •General Optical Design and Instrumentation •Computational Imaging and Photography 2. Optics ...
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    6. BLI Research Featured by OSA in Whats Hot in Optics

      What’s Hot in Optics in Biology and Medicine Greg Faris, Division Chair FTuD1, Tuesday 8:00 a.m., Adam Wax and Matthew Crow, Duke Molecular Imaging of EGFR in Live Cells • New epi-illumination darkfield microspectroscopy scheme •NPs are non-cytotoxic & not susceptible to photobleaching Can immunolabeled NPs be used to better characterize cancer cells compared to fluorescent tags? Curry, A. et al. Molecular imaging of EGFR in live cells with refractive index sensitivity using darkfield micros
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