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Center for Biophotonics (Image 4)

June 23, 2010
Center for Biophotonics (Image 4) Close-up of the helium neon laser used for teaching and demonstrating biophotonics at the Technical Vocational Institute, an educational partner with the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST). CBST is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center managed by the University of California, Davis. Biophotonics is the science of generating and harnessing light (photons) to image, detect and manipulate biological materials. Biophotonics are used in many scientific disciplines, for example, in biology to probe for molecular mechanisms, function and structure; and in medicine to study tissue and blood at the macro (large scale) and micro (very small scale) organism levels in order to detect, diagnose and treat diseases in a way that is noninvasive to the body. CBST is managed by UC-Davis, under Cooperative Agreement number PHY 01-20999. To learn more about the center, visit their Web site at http://cbst.ucdavis.edu. (Date of Image: Feb. 10, 2005) [One of four related images. See Next Image.]