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June 29, 2010: Our own Dr. Fang's paper on GPU 300x acceleration over CPU for Monte Carlo simulations of photon migration has created quite the stir in the debate of GPU vs CPU as a counter claim to Intel's claim that GPU's are only 14x faster than CPU's. See this blog post for more details. You can find the relevant discussions here.

June 28, 2010: A recent study from the PMI Lab - "Quantitative cerebral blood flow with Optical Coherence Tomography" - was written up in the Research Highlights section of the April 2010 issue of Nature Photonics.

May 21, 2010: Registration is open for the conference on functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, to be held October 15-17. This meeting, which will coincide with the NIRS-DOT Visiting Fellowship Program (October 14-15), will bring together a diverse group of fNIRS users and developers to discuss the rapidly growing application areas for the technique and recent technological advances.

March 11, 2010: Registration is now open for the 2010 NIRS-DOT Visiting Fellowship Program.

February 6, 2010: We are currently recruiting for two different positions: a research assistant in optical breast imaging, and a graduate student/postdoctoral fellow in multimodal optical imaging.

November 20, 2009: A paper by our own Qianqian Fang is featured on the cover of the Oct. 26 issue of Optics Express. (animated gif on right). The paper described a blazing-fast GPU-based parallel Monte Carlo simulation software, which is now available for download.

October 29, 2009: We are already looking forward to next year's NIRS-DOT Visiting Fellowship Program. The 2010 course will be held on the 14th and 15th of October.

July 30, 2009: The PMI Lab is pleased to announce that the NIRS-DOT Visiting Fellowship Program will be held on October 15 and 16 in Charlestown, Mass. Details can be found here.

February 7, 2009: Devor et al.'s 2008 Journal of Neuroscience paper -- "Stimulus-induced changes in blood flow and 2-deoxyglucose uptake dissociate in ipsilateral somatosensory cortex" -- was highlighted in “This Week in the Journal” in the issue in which it appeared as well as in the February 2009 issue of Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

January 29, 2009: MedicalPhysicsWeb interviewed Rickson Mesquita for an article about a PMI Lab study reported in a recent issue of Phys. Med. Biol. The article, "Model links brain's functional processes," can be found here (password required).

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December 9, 2008: A study by our own Sava Sakadzic and colleagues is featured on the front page of the Optics Express website for the Dec. 8 issue. In the study, the reserachers describe femtosecond diode pumped Cr:LiCAF laser technology as a low cost alternative to femtosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers for MPM. The image on the left shows the lymph node conduit system filled through subcutaneous injection of the low-molecular-weight protein lysozyme tagged with Alexa Fluor 633 (red) into the footpad drained by this lymph node.

November 5, 2008: A paper by our own Qianqian Fang is featured on the cover of the Oct. 27 issue of Optics Express. (animated gif on right)

May 16 , 2008: This year's NIRS-DOT Visiting Fellowship Program is scheduled to be held on November 13-14 in Charlestown, Mass. Details are available here.

March 14, 2007: Medicalphysicsweb interviewed our very own Qianqian Fang for a recent special report on optical breast imaging, which includes a profile of work done in the PMI Lab.

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September 20, 2006: Nature Network Boston has posted an article about our collaboration with Texas A&M University researchers, studying brain activity in infants.

April 24, 2006: Our very own Matt Bouchard has been awarded a 2006 SPIE Scholarship. Congratulations to Matt.

February 27, 2006: Boston's WBUR recently sat down with several of our researchers to talk about our neonatal brain imaging study. Listen to the segment here.