Sweet sensor for sugar

German and Austrian medical researchers have developed a portable NIR spectroscopy device for monitoring glucose concentrations in the blood of diabetics.

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NIR spectroscopy could help to diagnose autism

Japanese researchers have shown that NIR spectroscopy can detect impaired brain activity in autistic children trying to infer the mental states of others.

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NIR shows that driving and hands-free talking lead to spike in errors

A pilot study using NIR spectroscopy to monitor brain activity shows that driving while talking on a hands-free cellular device leads to more driving errors than driving alone.

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NIR imaging device may provide early detection of oesophageal cancer

A pill-sized device uses NIR light to provide rapid, detailed imaging of oesophageal lining and potential early detection of oesophageal cancer.

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Multi-tasking keeps the brain young

Multi-tasking takes a bit more effort as we get older, but the benefits are probably worth it, say US and Japanese scientists.

Moving to NIR offers medical imaging breakthrough

A new imaging method using NIR radiation has enabled the study of insulin-producing cells in diabetes in complete organs—much larger samples than previously possible in the visible spectrum.

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