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The Optical Society (OSA) is hosting a follow-up Incubator to last year’s meeting on September 1-2, 2015. This meeting will bring together researchers in the fields of light-based medical research and therapeutic devices to discuss the future of photobiomodulation (PBM) in healthcare.

Two-day event will feature the latest in light-based technologies as well as leading scientists and educators to promote improved public understanding of the central role of light in the modern world.

Canadian researchers have found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer.

Researchers from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan have created highly flexible, efficient white LEDs with potential use in wearable displays and non-flat surfaces, such as curved and flexible television screens.

Researchers from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China have developed a portable probe that uses near-infrared light to measure blood oxygen saturation in the tissue surrounding the central internal jugular vein in the neck – allowing doctors to continuously monitor a patient's recovery from shock without the hassle of continuously drawing and analyzing blood.

         

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