22 July 2016:
A new optical-fibre based probe that measures temperature-change in the brain has been developed by CNBP researchers. It has the potential to be used to examine the effects of drug use as well as be used in the monitoring of serious brain injury including strokes or hemorrhage. Read more about it in R&D Magazine.
20 July 2016:
CNBP researcher Stefan Musolino is lead author on a new paper reporting on the development of an optical fiber based probe for in vivo measurements of brain temperature.
Journal: Biomedical Optics Express
Publication title: Portable optical fiber probe for in vivo brain temperature measurements.
Authors: Stefan Musolino, Erik P. Schartner, Georgios Tsiminis, Abdallah Salem, Tanya M. Monro, and Mark R. Hutchinson.
This work reports on the development of an optical fiber based probe for in vivo measurements of brain temperature. By utilizing a thin layer of rare-earth doped tellurite glass on the tip of a conventional silica optical fiber a robust probe, suitable for long-term in vivo measurements of temperature can be fabricated. This probe can be interrogated using a portable optical measurement setup, allowing for measurements to be performed outside of standard optical laboratories.
The paper is accessible online.
30 November 2014 – Optical Fibre in vivo
Dr Erik Shartner and Stefan Mussolino (pictured left) gave an invited presentation at the Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research (ACNR) workshop.
Their presentation discussed:
- the progress that has been made on the development of optical sensors for the measurement of physical and chemical parameters for biomedical applications;
- transfer of tools developed in an optics lab to real world applications for biologically relevant questions, potentially seeding development of tools which could find further use in other laboratory environments or commercial applications; and
- establishment of new forms of assay measurement, and follow these through with in-vivo measurements to study key problems associated with brain functions.