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Date:10/9/2008

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Medical research is a cornerstone of Frontiers in Optics 2008 (FiO), the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Optical Society (OSA), being held Oct. 19-23 at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, N.Y. FiO 2008 will take place alongside Laser Science XXIV, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Laser Science.

Reporters interested in obtaining a badge to attend the meeting should contact Colleen Morrison at 202.416.1437, cmorri@osa.org.

MEDICAL RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS AT FiO

Following are a few of the many technical highlights to be discussed at the meeting. Additional technical highlights can be found at http://www.osa.org/News/pressroom/release/10.2008/FiOTopics.aspx.

  • A New Look at Mini-Strokes
  • A Potential New Tool for Brain Surgeons
  • New Technique for Mapping Blood Supply in Retina Increases Safety, Comfort of Exams
  • The Optics of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Potential Non-Invasive Optical Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

A NEW LOOK AT MINI-STROKES

Like a burning fire, the brain is in constant need of oxygen, and when a blood vessel is blocked during a stroke, part of the brain becomes starved of oxygen and nutrients. When this happens, neurons in that part of the brain die off, leading to permanent loss of function in the parts of the body those neurons serve. The word stroke is usually associated with the blockage of a large blood vessel that leads to devastating loss of brain tissue, but small blood vessels get occluded too, and much more frequently than their large counterparts. These mini-strokes can be so small it is not even apparent when one has occurred, yet clinical research has shown that the more of these small strokes an individual has, the more precipitous their cognitive decline will be as they age.

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Contact: Colleen Morrison
cmorri@osa.org
202-416-1437
Optical Society of America
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