Stroke, NIR, Guests

My latest physical sciences and biomedical news stories for SpectroscopyNOW.com are now live.

The eyes have it – US researchers have demonstrated proof of principle that a short and simple assessment of eye movements in suspected stroke patients can distinguish new strokes from other less serious disorders better than magnetic resonance imaging. The technique demonstrated only in a small-scale study could help screen patients complaining of dizziness, nausea, and spinning sensations.

Squeezing your molecular guests – Researchers in Germany are working on an unprecedented high-temperature host-guest super molecule, visualised with NMR spectroscopy. The system might be used to study molecules trapped inside the capsule for hydrophobic and confinement effects.

NIR CdSeTe – A near-infrared-emitting alloy of cadmium, selenium, and tellurium, has been used to make a novel type of quantum dot that is of high-quality, water-soluble, and biocompatible. The quantum dots might have application in the analysis and study of biological systems.

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