Lighting up the diseased brain

Author(s): Frank Gunn-Moore

Alzheimer's disease and dementia will affect everyone on the planet: currently the cost of looking after dementia makes it the world's 18th largest economy. The challenge is to understand what is happening in the brain, diagnose the disease earlier enough, and to develop effective treatments. Can the use of light help in these three goals?

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Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

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