Understanding how the brain works is one of the greatest challenges of modern science. With its incredibly complex structure, encompassing billions of neuronal and other cells, many of the dynamics of the living brain remain to date, uncertain or entirely unknown to medical science.
Winner of the 2016 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology for enabling colour to be used as a uniquely powerful diagnostic tool in medicine.
A new study has found that the colour of neuronal cells found in the nose, can be used to diagnose for a rare genetic disorder called MELAS syndrome, which can result in stroke and dementia.
Macquarie University is one of the three pillars of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP).