Here's a twist on the usual experiments to image genes and proteins in vivo. German and American optical imaging researchers have created a new near-infrared imaging system that uses ultrafast cameras to capture light that hasn't scattered, or so-called early arriving photons, effectively allowing them to view deeper tissues at higher resolution. So far, the work has focused on mice and is still in early stages. Lead author Mark Niedre, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University, cautions that "the instrumentation and image processing will need substantial improvement before the technique can be applied to larger animals and humans," says this story in Technology Review.
Deeper Imaging for Cancer
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