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Keck Futures Initiative awards $1 million for 13 research projects
Date:5/6/2011

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ANDREW WANG, University of North Carolina
ANDREW TSOURKAS, University of Pennsylvania
Development of nanoparticle-based multiplex multimodality imaging agents for the specific and sensitive detection of cancer - $100,000
This research proposes development of a new class of imaging agents that enable multiplex and multimodality imaging. Using cutting-edge nanotechnology, these agents will allow for the early detection of malignancies on multiple imaging platforms (MRI and SPECT) and will provide detailed biological information, which can improve tumor staging and treatment.

LIHONG WANG, KONSTANTIN MASLOV, and XIAO XU, Washington University, St. Louis
Time-reversed ultrasonically encoded (TRUE) optical focusing for biomedical imaging - $100,000
Optical imaging of biological tissue has limited depth because of strong light scattering. It can dynamically focus light into scattering tissue. This proposal will support further development of Time-Reversed Ultrasonically Encoded (TRUE) optical focusing to help realize its potential profound impact and broad application on optical imaging, sensing, manipulation, and therapy.


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