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The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that it will launch a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal in partnership with the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) and Chinese Laser Press (CLP).

The trained eye of a dermatologist can identify many types of skin lesions, but human sight only goes so far. Now an international team of researchers has developed an advanced optics system to noninvasively map out the network of tiny blood vessels beneath the outer layer of patients’ skin, potentially revealing telltale signs of disease.

The U.S. Congress may have spent most of the third quarter in recess, but OSA’s Corporate Associate Members were anything but idle. They spent the end of the summer setting records, advancing drug research, improving cars, and even lending a hand in space exploration.

The International OSA Network of Students (IONS) is hosting the third IONS-Asia conference, beginning today and running through Sept. 16 at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (CIOMP) in Changchun, China.

A new laser-based system, however, that blasts microscopic jets of drugs into the skin could soon make getting a shot as painless as being hit with a puff of air.

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