Medical research

Red light can reduce blood glucose levels, says study

In a new study appearing in the Journal of Biophotonics, researchers have found that 670 nanometers (nm) of red light stimulated energy production within mitochondria, leading to increased consumption of glucose. In particular, ...


What are 'collarium' sunbeds? Here's why you should stay away

Reports have recently emerged that solariums, or sunbeds—largely banned in Australia because they increase the risk of skin cancer—are being rebranded as "collarium" sunbeds ("coll" being short for collagen).


Portable cap can measure cognition with pulsed laser light

Measuring activity in the human brain remains one of the greatest challenges in science and medicine. Despite recent technological advances in areas such as imaging and nanoscience, researchers still struggle to accurately ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-invasive malaria screening device uses light for diagnosis

Rapid tests, which are easy to deploy and require minimal equipment, provide an important diagnostic tool in the ongoing effort against malaria, which affects more than 250 million people around the world annually. While ...

Oncology & Cancer

Photodynamic therapy offers promise for cancer treatment

While chemotherapy drugs can be lifesaving, they don't work for all patients or for all cancers. But a team of UTM researchers is looking at new ways to use special types of light to target cancer cells resistant to current ...

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