Latest Photomedicine Stories

2013-09-05 23:25:39

Dr. Loebel will be introducing to the European photobiology community pre-clinical and clinical results in a presentation entitled, “Clinical application of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy to chronic disease states”. Sinuwave™ is a treatment for chronic sinusitis patients based on Photodisinfection that is currently available in Canada. Bothell, Washington (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Sinuwave Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicolas Loebel, its President...

2011-11-01 07:00:00

Fostering new indications for Lumenisâ UltraPulse CO2 laser platform Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 Lumenis Ltd. the world's largest medical laser company and a global developer, manufacturer and seller of laser and light-based devices for aesthetic, ophthalmic, and surgical applications, announced today that it has entered into a joint research, development and licensing agreement with Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the world's...

2011-07-12 08:12:54

MicroOCT may greatly improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease Researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a one-micrometer-resolution version of the intravascular imaging technology optical coherence tomography (OCT) that can reveal cellular and subcellular features of coronary artery disease. In a Nature Medicine paper receiving advance online publication, the investigators describe how microOCT...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

Industry Experts Present Research in High Speed Hair Removal, Scar Treatments and Investigational Transdermal Applications Santa Clara, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company developing, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of high-end medical lasers and sophisticated energy delivery equipment for surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic applications, today announced that results from several clinical investigations will be presented at the...

2010-03-04 16:43:28

A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a finding that could lead researchers to better understand the development of the most common form of skin cancer. In a small study, researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University found elevated levels of Vitamin D enzymes and proteins in cancerous tissue taken from 10 patients compared to normal skin tissue taken from them. Previous studies have linked Vitamin D deficiency with certain...

2009-01-29 11:56:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, were virtually eradicated in the laboratory by exposing them to a wavelength of blue light, in a process called photo-irradiation that is described in a paper published online ahead of print in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. The article will appear in the April 2009 issue (Volume 27, Number 2) of the peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2008-11-18 09:28:47

New technology is giving doctors a dramatic look into patients' coronary arteries. Using a new optical imaging technique called optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI), doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital were able to capture three-dimensional, microscopic views of patients' coronary arteries, allowing them to see areas of inflammation and plaque deposits in a whole new way. "This is the first human demonstration of a technique that has the potential to change how cardiologists look at...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'