NIR scanner shows potential for real-time 3D breast cancer screening

A hand-held optical scanner using near infrared light has the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time.

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Finding the sweet spot for blood glucose monitoring

Using various different samples and statistical techniques, Belgian scientists have tried to pinpoint the best wavelengths for monitoring blood glucose levels with NIR spectroscopy.

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Finding bugs in the drugs

NIR spectroscopy makes an effective and convenient technique for identifying bacterial contamination of aqueous pharmaceutical preparations such as a cough syrup, say Portuguese researchers.

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Getting to the heart of the matter

By combining NIR spectroscopy with a catheter that can be inserted into the heart, US scientists have come up with a way to determine the effectiveness of a treatment for atrial fibrillation.

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We feel your pain

Functional NIR spectroscopy offers an objective way to detect when someone is experiencing physical pain, says US medical researchers.

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NIR device to detect urinary tract infections

A wireless NIR device is being used to diagnose urinary tract infections in vulnerable patients.

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