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Google’s vice president of access networks, Milo Medin, is set to give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), taking place in Los Angeles March 4 – 8, 2012.

The following highlights summarize key research published in the September issue of Biomedical Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) principal outlet for serving the biomedical optics community with rapid, open-access, peer-reviewed papers related to optics, photonics and imaging in the life sciences. The journal scope encompasses theoretical modeling and simulations, technology development, and biomedical studies and clinical applications.

The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the finalists of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition, which recognizes the innovation, research and presentation excellence of graduate students attending the Optical Society's (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO). The finalists will present their work during FiO 2011, taking place Oct. 16 – 20 in San Jose, Calif.

A team of researchers from the University of Toledo in Ohio has developed a low-cost, portable technique that is able to quickly and reliably detect specific proteins in a sample of human blood. This innovative technique, described in the Sept. 1 issue of the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal, Biomedical Optics Express, could help in a wide range of medical sensing applications, including diagnosing diseases like cancer and diabetes long before clinical symptoms arise.

To serve remote areas of the world, doctors, nurses and field workers need equipment that is portable, versatile, and relatively inexpensive. Now researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have built a compact, light-weight, dual-mode microscope that uses holograms instead of lenses.


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